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Still, I was drawn to this article in Time Magazine's Style and Design issue, which was recently brought back to market.
The article was so interesting - I actually read all of it. It tells about Christian Louboutin's life, and the type of heels he designs. It starts off describing his work space - filled with very unique and interesting items ranging from a cheetah print rug, decorative head statue, a snoopy doll, painting of barely-covered boxers, and even a photo of a naked women laying down with her feel high up in heels. Christian Louboutin is really someone unique. His outlook on heels is actually very interesting.
He said that once two girls entered his store, one after each other. The first girl came in, tried on one of his signature 5" heels and said, "It feels great. I look like a slut! I feel like a slut!" The second one who walked in, who clearly dressed as a slut (pretty much too much cleavage and very, very small skirt) wears the shoes and says, "Oh! I look so chic, so elegant!" Basically his lesson from this experience was that "Shoes are a mirror of what you want, what you are or what you're missing."
Now onto talking about protecting his designs, he tries his hardest. He created a website to stop the production of faux Louboutin heels called stopfakelouboutin.com and once had a law suit against Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) because of the fact that YSL used the idea of his red soles. YSL argued that a designer can't own a color physically, but Louboutin mentioned how YSL should be creative as a brand and should respect other designers. Louboutin would never use the idea of Tiffany's bright blue, or Gucci's ribbons that are Christmas colors.
I could say so much more about Louboutin. I lost respect and gained some for him at the same time.
What do you think about his life?
I thought it was extremely interesting to read this article, and hope that Time keeps up their Style and Design magazines. Hope this little post taught you something today, my lovelies. <3