Back in 1992, looking at one of his shoe sketch, Christian Louboutin, was disappointed that the actual shoe didn’t come out as colourful and bright as the original sketch, especially underneath, so, he took a bottle of nail polish from his assistant, who was yelling in protest, and his famous red soles were born.
Twenty two years later, the French footwear guru launches into the beauty world, with a collection of signature nail polishes in spiky bottles, strikingly tall just like his sexy heels.
Priced at 50$ the red shade – Rouge Louboutin – will go on sale at Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store in New York, and on August 6, the same shade will arrive at Neiman Marcus, Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom and select Sephora stores, as for the other shades they will hit the stores on August 31.
About the unusual packaging the designer said that he took his inspiration from a forest of obelisks. “ If I do beauty, I have to do it my way. I am someone who likes objects.”