Thursday, July 28, 2011
The French footwear designer who launched his line of high-end women's shoes in France in 1991, has come a long way since his days of the flea market of Vila do Conde, where all the gypsies loved his shoes. Louboutin helped bring stilettos back into fashion. Louboutin received inspiration for his lethal-looking stilettos from an incident that occurred in his early 20s. He had visited a museum and noticed that there was a sign forbidding women wearing sharp stilettos from entering 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 has said. "I wanted to create something that broke rules and made women feel confident and empowered."