Established in the early 1990’s, French footwear label Christian Louboutin possesses the established renown and name recognition typically reserved for century-old fashion houses, the designer’s red-soled shoes synonymous with luxury and sophistication. The beginnings of Louboutin’s illustrious footwear career can be traced through a lineage of French luxury that includes the likes of Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent, the designer working as a freelance designer for both houses and serving as an apprentice to Roger Vivier, self-proclaimed inventor of the stiletto heel in the 1980’s. The French designer opened his Paris shoe salon in 1992, Princess Catherine of Monaco and French starlet Catherine Deneuve among his early customers. The Parisian designer employs his years of experience and expertise to provide exemplary footwear featuring an architectural refinement that delivers a glamorous luxury item, at once innately functional and comfortable. Signature styles for women include the Decollete 554, Pigalle, and Anjalina, all bearing the designer’s signature red sole and tall stiletto heel, with leather handbags and accessories exhibiting exceptional levels of craftsmanship and design.