He opened his first boutique on in Paris in 1991 with Princess Caroline of Monaco as his first customer.
Today, 25 years later, the first ‘guest creator’ in the history of Parisian cabaret club Le Crazy Horse, is celebrating two and a half decades of Le Crazy Horse club.
‘Crazy Horse is an iconic Paris monument, a monument to dance, a fantastic, modern idea of the celebration of women for women,’ Louboutin said.
‘I am interested in all things that celebrate and enhance the female form,’ he added.
‘Because of what I do, for these numbers I have focused on the lower half of the body, rather than the top. The language of legs can express any and every feeling, and without giving too much away, the body becomes the Flame.’
‘Christian Louboutin and Crazy Horse Paris are symbols of Parisian life whose worlds know no borders; symbols of the world of creativity, wonder and modernity,’ Andrée Deissenberg, managing director of Crazy Horse Paris Group, said.
‘They share the same sources of inspiration – women, of course, but also the world around them – and both are exceptionally skilled at producing unique and surprising creations. This is why Christian Louboutin was the natural choice as our first guest creator.’
Elsewhere, Louboutin is to publish a coffee table book charting his iconic designs and inspirations, featuring Louboutin’s fans such as Dita Von Teese, Diane Von Furstenburg and Kristin Scott Thomas.
by Sally Vickit