Born in Paris, Christian Louboutin was already drawing shoes by the age of 12. In1991， Christian Louboutin opened his first shoe shop in the 1st district of Paris and founded at the same time, the “Maison” that bears his name.
In 1992 the legendary shoe we all know today was born. Whilst working on a prototype, which differed from his original sketch, Christian Louboutin took his assistant’s nail polish and painted the sole of the shoe a vivid, lacquered red. The prototype came to life and the iconic red sole, Christian Louboutin’s trademark, was born.
This spontaneous gesture is indicative of the way in which Christian Louboutin has built his “Maison”. Today, Christian Louboutin remains an independent “Maison”: this independence gives him the freedom to be spontaneous and instinctive.