How much would you pay for a pair of Christian Louboutin’s Pigalles?

Pigalle Strass Christian Louboutin

We’ve often covered Christian Louboutin’s iconic Pigalle pump on this website. The low-cut high-heeled pump is a classic, so much so that in 2010 Louboutin described it as “the design that encapsulates my career.” The shoe has long been available in its original form of black with a red sole, and that version retails for … Read more

Iriza d’Orsay Pumps from Christian Louboutin’s Fall / Winter 2013 collection

leopard pumps Christian Louboutin

Red sole maestro Christian Louboutin’s Fall / Winter 2013 collection is now available for purchase on the designer’s website. As usual there’s a mix of new heels and new takes on favourite shapes, with shoes ranging from classical to downright bizarre. My pick of the bunch are the Iriza d’Orsay pumps in leopard printed pony. … Read more

Christian Louboutin’s ultimate toe cleavage slingbacks

Christian Louboutin slingback

When I saw these new slingbacks from Christian Louboutin, one thing came immediately to mind: toe cleavage! Nobody does toe cleavage like Louboutin, and these high heels reveal just about as much of it as any of the Master’s shoes. Not that Christian Louboutin doesn’t know what he’s doing and why. Louboutin’s shoes are almost … Read more

Christian Louboutin’s red soles are a valid and enforceable trademark

Christian Louboutin has a valid and enforceable trademark in his red soles, so the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit has found this week. After hearing argument in an appeal filed by Louboutin in his litigation against Yves Saint Laurent, Circuit Judges Cabranes, Straub and Livingston reversed an earlier decision of the District Court … Read more

Katie Holmes falls “head over heels” for high heels

Which Louboutins did Katie Holmes buy

Newly-single Katie Holmes has celebrated her break-up with Tom Cruise by splashing out on 15 pairs of brand new Christian Louboutin high heels, according to a report in the National Enquirer this week. A source has disclosed that the glamorous actress “went on a tear” at Barneys, purchasing a closet full of suits and dressses at … Read more

Louboutin v Zara court case: “no proven risk” of red sole confusion

Yoyo slingback by Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin has lost another legal battle to protect his famous red soled shoes from so-called imitators. This month the Cour de Cassation, France’s final Court of Appeal, dismissed the designer’s appeal against an earlier decision in favour of Spanish retailer Zara. The drama began back in 2008 when Louboutin sued Zara for “counterfeiting and … Read more

Beautiful practical booties from Christian Louboutin

Dugueclina bootie

Christian Louboutin’s shoes may not be known for their comfort or practicality – in fact earlier this year Louboutin famously declared he hated comfort – but the designer may have gotten the combination just right with this new leopard-look bootie from his fall and winter 2012 collection. Unlike some of his more towering stilettos, the … Read more

9 things every woman should own according to Christian Louboutin

Christian Louboutin pigalle

Designer Christian Louboutin has been asked to name 9 things that every woman should own and, not surprisingly, he has nominated a pair of his own high heels for inclusion. What might be surprising though is that only one pair of high heels are included in Louboutin’s list and 7 of the 9 items are not even … Read more