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Full Name Christian Louboutin
Date of Birth January 7, 1963
Age 61 years, 2 months, 10 days
Birthplace Paris
Country France
Horoscope Capricorn

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Christian Louboutin Biography

Christian Louboutin is one of the most popular and richest Entrepreneur who was born on January 7, 1963 in Paris, France. French fashion designer, best famous for his distinctive red-soled shoes. The shoe designs alone can generate up to $300,000,000 in revenue annually. The brand has also expanded to include cosmetics and bags.

He had filed a lawsuit against Yves Saint Laurent’s shoe business after filing a claim of trademark infringement.

Christian Louboutin (French: [kʁis.tjɑ̃ lu.bu.tɛ̃] ; born 7 January 1963) is a French fashion designer whose high-end stiletto footwear incorporates shiny, red-lacquered soles that have become his signature. Initially a freelance designer for fashion houses, he started his own shoe salon in Paris, with his shoes finding favor with celebrity clientele. He has partnered with other organizations for creative projects including limited edition pieces, gallery exhibits, and a custom bar. His company has since branched out into men’s footwear, handbags, fragrances and makeup.

His little formal training included drawing and the decorative arts at the Académie d’Art Roederer. Louboutin says his fascination with shoes began in 1976, when he visited the Musée national des Arts d’Afrique et d’Océanie on the avenue Daumesnil. It was there that he saw a sign from Africa forbidding women wearing sharp stilettos from entering a building for fear of damage to the extensive wood flooring. This image stayed in his mind, and he later used this idea in his designs. “I wanted to defy that,” Louboutin said. “I wanted to create something that broke rules and made women feel confident and empowered.”

He was raised with three siblings in France.

He began to be interested in shoes at the age of 13 when he visited his first museum, the Musee national des Arts d’Afrique de D’Oceanie.

He seldom provided shoes to customers. Instead he provided discounts for his most expensive clients such as the author He rarely gave shoes to clients. Instead, he offered discounts to his most high-end clients, including author Danielle Steel who once purchased 80 shoes during a single visit. who bought 80 pairs of shoes in one visit.

NameChristian Louboutin
First NameChristian
Last NameLouboutin
OccupationEntrepreneur
BirthdayJanuary 7
Birth Year1963
Place of BirthParis
Home Town
Birth CountryFrance
Birth SignCapricorn
Full/Birth Name
ParentsIrene Louboutin, Roger Louboutin
SiblingsNot Available
SpouseNot Known
Children(s)Not Available

Ethnicity, religion & political views

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Going on to serve as a freelance designer, Louboutin designed women’s shoes for Chanel, Yves Saint Laurent, and Maud Frizon. In the late 1980s, he turned away from fashion to become a landscape gardener and to contribute to Vogue but missed working with shoes and set up his company in 1991.

Christian Louboutin Net Worth

Christian Louboutin is one of the richest Entrepreneur from France. According to our analysis, Wikipedia, Forbes & Business Insider, Christian Louboutin's net worth $85 Million.* (Last Update: February 3, 2024)

He began to be interested in shoes at the age of 13 when he visited his first museum, the Musee national des Arts d’Afrique de D’Oceanie.

He seldom provided shoes to customers. Instead he provided discounts for his most expensive clients such as the author He rarely gave shoes to clients. Instead, he offered discounts to his most high-end clients, including author Danielle Steel who once purchased 80 shoes during a single visit. who bought 80 pairs of shoes in one visit.

Net Worth (2024)$85 Million
Net Worth in 2023$85 Million
SalaryUnder Review
Source of IncomeEntrepreneur
CarsNot Available
HouseLiving in own house.
N.B: * means unconfirmed

Fascinated by world cultures, he ran away in his teens to Egypt and spent a year in India. Louboutin returned to Paris in 1981, where he assembled a portfolio of drawings of elaborate high heels. He brought it to the top couture houses. The effort resulted in employment with Charles Jourdan. Subsequently, Louboutin met Roger Vivier, who claims to have invented the stiletto, or spiked-heel shoe. Louboutin became an apprentice in Vivier’s atelier.

Louboutin helped bring stilettos back into fashion in the 1990s and 2000s, designing dozens of styles with heel heights of 120 mm (4.72 inches) and higher. The designer’s professed goal has been to “make a woman look sexy, beautiful, to make her legs look as long as [he] can”. While he does offer some lower-heeled styles, Louboutin is generally associated with his dressier evening-wear designs incorporating jeweled straps, bows, feathers, patent leather, red soles, and other similar decorative touches. He is most popularly known for the red leather soles on his high heel shoes, commonly referred to as “sammy red soled shoes”.

Christian Louboutin's Height & Physical Stats

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Louboutin began sketching shoes in his early teens, ignoring his academic studies. Going through a punk phase, he was in a few films, including 1979 cult classic Race d’ep and The Homosexual Century, which attracted an English-language audience. His first job was at the Folies Bergères, the cabaret where he assisted the entertainers backstage. He was also a fixture on the city’s party scene alongside Mick Jagger and Andy Warhol.

His signature red soles were first created in 1993. “My sketches were not reproduced exactly as I had designed them and I couldn’t figure out why. The two dimensional sketch was so powerful on paper, but when turned into a three-dimensional object, it was somehow lacking energy. Frustrated after having tried different things to liven up the design, I spontaneously grabbed my assistant’s red nail polish and painted the sole. I instantly knew that this would be a success!”.

Who is Christian Louboutin Dating?

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With funds from two backers, he opened a Paris shoe salon in 1991 with Princess Caroline of Monaco as his first customer. She complimented the store one day when a fashion journalist was present, and the journalist’s subsequent publication of Princess’ comments helped greatly to increase Louboutin’s renown. Clients such as Diane von Fürstenberg and Catherine Deneuve followed. Later, those interested in his stiletto heels have included Christina Aguilera, Shirley Coates, Joan Collins, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Tina Turner, Marion Cotillard, Nicki Minaj, Gwyneth Paltrow, and Blake Lively. Sarah Jessica Parker wore a pair of shoes by Louboutin for her wedding. Britney Spears wears a pair of high-heeled Louboutins in her music video “If U Seek Amy” that were not available for sale until a month after the video was released.

Facts & Trivia

Christian Ranked on the list of most popular Entrepreneur. Also ranked in the elit list of famous people born in France. Christian Louboutin celebrates birthday on January 7 of every year.

Landscape architect Louis Benech has been his partner since 1997. Louboutin and his partner spend time between their homes in the 1st arrondissement of Paris, a fisherman’s cottage in Lisbon, Portugal, a house in Melides, Portugal, a house in Comporta, Portugal, a palace in Aleppo, a houseboat on the Nile christened Dahabibi-my love boat, and a house in Luxor. The Luxor domicile is a former craftsman’s workshop, made of earthen bricks, to which he has added an additional floor and a rooftop belvedere. Additionally, he shares a 13th-century castle in the Vendée with his business partner Bruno Chamberlain.

What makes Christian Louboutins so expensive?

Even in the elite fashion industry, Louboutins are known to be on the pricier end of the spectrum. The reason behind the steep expenditure is simple: producing premium merchandise is costly.

Is Christian Louboutin the same as Louis Vuitton?

So are Louis Vuitton and Christian Louboutin the same brand? Well, these are two different brands with different areas of specialty. While they share several similarities, they also have distinctive differences. For example, both are French fashion houses.

What is so special about red bottoms?

Christian Louboutin found a way to make his shoes more visible by adding his signature red color to the soles. This not only makes the shoes look more fashionable, but it makes them more memorable. And as Jonah Berger says, because of this feature, they end up advertising themselves.

How much do Louboutins cost?

The signature Louboutin pumps start at $695, the most expensive pair nearly $6,000.

How long do Louboutins last?

While the red sole makes the statement, the real value of investing in designer heels is they last forever. Sure, you could easily snag a black pump for less than $100, but you may find yourself replacing these every year as wear and tear sets in.

Key Events

  1. Christian Louboutin (French: [kʁistjɑ̃ lubutɛ̃]; born 7 January 1963) is a French fashion designer..

  2. Louboutin says his fascination with shoes began in 1976 when he visited the Musée national des Arts d'Afrique et d'Océanie on the avenue Daumesnil..

  3. Going through a punk phase, he was in a few films, including the 1979 cult classic Race d'ep and The Homosexual Century, which attracted an English-language audience..

  4. In the late 1980s, he turned away from fashion to become a landscape gardener and to contribute to Vogue but missed working with shoes and set up his company in 1991. .

  5. Louboutin returned to Paris in 1981, where he assembled a portfolio of drawings of elaborate high heels..

  6. Louboutin helped bring stilettos back into fashion in the 1990s and 2000s, designing dozens of styles with heel heights of 120 mm (4.72 inches) and higher..

  7. With funds from two backers, he opened a Paris shoe salon in 1991 with Princess Caroline of Monaco as his first customer..

  8. Landscape architect Louis Benech has been Louboutin's partner since 1999..

  9. In 2003, his first extension outside of shoes was the introduction of his handbags and purses line. .

  10. In 2007, he collaborated with the filmmaker David Lynch on Fetish, an exhibition of his shoes in Lynch's photographs as erotic sculptural objects including ballet pumps made vertical by an impossible heel, or shoes with heels projecting inches beyond the sole (Viennese heel)..

  11. Louboutin topped the Luxury Institute's annual Luxury Brand Status Index (LBSI) for three years; the brand's offerings were declared the Most Prestigious Women's Shoes in 2007, 2008 and 2009..

  12. In 2009, wholesale purchases represented 88% of the business..

  13. During Miami Basel art fair when the store opened in 2009, he said, "You don't get this with Europeans—but Americans actually come into my office in Paris to meet me, and a lot of those people are from Miami." The boutique stocks Louboutin's most colorful, strappy, precarious styles, on account of the subtropical climate and the fact that, Louboutin says, "people barely walk in the street.".

  14. In conjunction with Bergdorf Goodman, he held a competition for design students at the Parsons New School for Design who graduated in 2010 and 2011, encouraging them to create apparel inspired by Louboutin's silhouettes of the past two decades, as well as the brand's new capsule collection..

  15. The Swiss Federal Institute of Intellectual Property rejected Louboutin's trademark's extension to Switzerland in 2011, considering the trademark invalid..

  16. In 2011, Christian Louboutin company filed a US trademark infringement claim of its red-soled shoes against designer Yves Saint Laurent..

  17. However, in August 2011, U..

  18. In 2011, he launched a collection of men's footwear at a new exclusive store in Paris..

  19. By 2011, Louboutin became the most searched-for shoe brand online..

  20. As of March 2012, the firm employed 420 staff members (referred to as Loubi's Angels) around the world..

  21. The first Louboutin Men's Boutique, Christian Louboutin Boutique Homme on Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau in Paris, opened in the summer of 2012. .

  22. In the spring of 2012, the company opened its first men's store in New York City, with over 93 square metres (1,000 square feet) of space and located next to its existing Horatio Street store..

  23. In 2012, he was commissioned by Disney to create a modern-day Cinderella-inspired pair of slippers limited to just 20 pieces, to complement release of the Cinderella: Diamond Edition Blu-ray Combo Pack in the fall..

  24. He partnered once again with Lynch and Swizz Beats to compose music when Louboutin directed a show at the Crazy Horse, called Feu, which ran from 5 March to 31 May 2012..

  25. In 2012, Louboutin partnered with Batallure Beauty LLC to launch Christian Louboutin Beauté to enter the luxury beauty market..

  26. In 2012, in The Netherlands, Louboutin initiated litigation, based also on the Benelux trademark, against shoe retailer Van Haren, seeking to stop it from selling the red-soled shoe "5th Avenue by Halle Berry"..

  27. Louboutin said in a 2012 interview that he was "much darker-skinned than everyone else in his family..

  28. In September 2012, the court finally ruled that Louboutin retains the exclusive right to use the color red on the bottom of its shoes whenever the outer portion of the shoe is any color besides red, while Yves Saint Laurent can continue to sell its shoes with red soles as long as the whole shoe is red..

  29. The latter decision was upheld by the French Supreme Court in 2012..

  30. In 2013, Louboutin filed a trademark infringement claim of the Benelux trademark against Dr..

  31. In 2013, Louboutin was celebrated at Toronto's Design Exchange with a comprehensive exhibit featuring themes of showgirls, fetish, construction and travel..

  32. I invented my own history, full of characters from Egypt, because I was very into the pharaohs." He discovered that he had Egyptian heritage from his biological father, who had been in a secret relationship with his mother Irene, as revealed by one of his sisters in 2014..

  33. On 23 July 2014, Christian Louboutin Beauté launched a range of nail lacquers, exclusively debuting the signature red shade, Rouge Louboutin, at the Saks Fifth Avenue flagship in New York and its 15 US boutiques..

  34. The range was more widely distributed on 6 August 2014 to Bergdorf Goodman, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom, and select Sephora boutiques..

  35. In 2015, he expanded his foray into cosmetics with a lipstick collection..

  36. The District Court of The Hague proposed in 2015 to ask preliminary questions to the European Court of Justice that it considered necessary in order to determine whether the trademark would be valid..

  37. Louboutin entered the fragrance market in 2016 with the release of three parfums: Bikini Questa Sera, with jasmine and tuberose notes; Tornade Blonde, with rose and cassis notes; and Trouble in Heaven, with patchouli and amber notes..

  38. As of 2017, the brand had 38 shades, divided into three collections. .

  39. The Swiss Federal Supreme Court confirmed the invalidity of the trademark in Switzerland in February 2017..

  40. In June 2018, the European Court of Justice ruled that a trademark of a colour to be placed on a sole could be valid..

  41. The Couture Council of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology will honor Louboutin with its 2019 Couture Council Award for Artistry of Fashion in New York City on 4 September 2019..

  42. In February, 2020 Christian Louboutin had an exhibition in Paris celebrating the 30th-anniversary of Christian Louboutin Ltd..

  43. In 2020, Louboutin created a digitalized Loubi World platform whereby guests can create an avatar with facial recognition technology and choose a variety of shoes and accessories. Louboutin designed the virtual space so that the avatars can interact with virtual locales and landmarks..

  44. In March 2021, Louboutin sold a 25% stake to Exor for $643 million..