Christian Louboutin has entered the world of beauty [WWD]
When we think of Christian Louboutin, our mind is instantly flooded with images of sexy, feminine shoes with their trademark red soles, shortly followed by feelings of desire and lust. After much anticipation, Mr Louboutin has given us ladies something else we can lust after, something slightly more affordable perhaps: his beauty products.
What many of us didn’t know is that the Louboutin red sole began in a rather unconventional way. WWD reports that upon seeing his third signature collection back in 1992, Christian was left unimpressed by the lack of colour and general effect he felt in comparison to the original sketches, so he grabbed a jar of red nail varnish from his assistant and the rest, as they say, was history. With that, the red sole was born.
These elegant Louboutin polishes would look amazing on our dressing table [WWD]
It’s only logical then that the designer's first collection of beauty products is a reflection of where his whole legacy began. In fact, Louboutin did create a one off polish for MAC in the U.S. (red, of course) but this is the first time he’s taken beauty to the next level. His polishes are grouped into three colour families – Pop, Nude and Noir with his signature red shade receiving special treatment: it’s very own packaging with a black cap taller than the rest, mirrored on the fantasy ballerina shoe.
This is by no means the end of Louboutin’s takeover as he plans to add new polish colours at least twice a year to accompany new collections of his shoes – what girl wouldn’t want a new polish for every pair of shoes? Perhaps slightly extravagant but as Louboutin put it himself to WWD, “If I do beauty, I have to do it my way”.