Christian Louboutin

Topics: Christian Louboutin, Diane von Fürstenberg, Swizz Beatz Pages: 16 (5295 words) Published: June 2, 2013
Timeline of Christian Louboutin
& His Brand
January 7,1964 – Christian Louboutin is born in Paris, France

January 7,1964 – Christian Louboutin is born in Paris, France

1975 – Louboutin’s life changing experience occurred when he saw a picture at the Musee de Arts Africains et Oceaniens of a stiletto heel crossed out, warning women not to scratch the wood floors with their shoes.

1975 – Louboutin’s life changing experience occurred when he saw a picture at the Musee de Arts Africains et Oceaniens of a stiletto heel crossed out, warning women not to scratch the wood floors with their shoes.

1978 – Louboutin admired the footwear of the dancers at the Parisian club The Palace.

1978 – Louboutin admired the footwear of the dancers at the Parisian club The Palace.

1981 – Louboutin met and started working for Charles Jourdon and later landed an apprenticeship with Roger Vivier, the “Father of the stiletto.”

1981 – Louboutin met and started working for Charles Jourdon and later landed an apprenticeship with Roger Vivier, the “Father of the stiletto.”

1989 –Louboutin turns to landscaping and garden design, taking a short break from footwear. 1989 –Louboutin turns to landscaping and garden design, taking a short break from footwear.

Roger Vivier
Roger Vivier

November 1991 – Christian went into business with a “silent partner” at the time under his own name. The Christian Louboutin brand that we are familiar with today is born. November 1991 – Christian went into business with a “silent partner” at the time under his own name. The Christian Louboutin brand that we are familiar with today is born.

Louboutin’s home in Egypt
Louboutin’s home in Egypt

1992 – the first year that Christian Louboutin began incorporating the signature red sole to his designs. After seeing one of his workers’ red nail polish, Louboutin decided to paint the soles of his shoes to give more personality to his designs.

1992 – the first year that Christian Louboutin began incorporating the signature red sole to his designs. After seeing one of his workers’ red nail polish, Louboutin decided to paint the soles of his shoes to give more personality to his designs.

1994 – First New York City Christian Louboutin Boutique opens. 1994 – First New York City Christian Louboutin Boutique opens.

1995 – For Jean Paul Gaultier, Chloe, Azzaro, Diane Von Furstenberg, Victor & Rolf, Givenchy and Lanvin, Louboutin contributes for couture and ready-to-wear seasons. 1995 – For Jean Paul Gaultier, Chloe, Azzaro, Diane Von Furstenberg, Victor & Rolf, Givenchy and Lanvin, Louboutin contributes for couture and ready-to-wear seasons.

1996 –Louboutin is awarded his first FFANY award from the Fashion Group International. 1996 –Louboutin is awarded his first FFANY award from the Fashion Group International.

Autumn 2003 – Christian Louboutin releases his first line of handbags. Autumn 2003 – Christian Louboutin releases his first line of handbags. 2002 – Louboutin creates a pair of shoes for the finale of Yves Saint Laurent farewell haute-couture show.

2002 – Louboutin creates a pair of shoes for the finale of Yves Saint Laurent farewell haute-couture show.

January 25, 2005 - Jennifer Lopez’s album “Love” is released with a single on it titled “Louboutins.”

January 25, 2005 - Jennifer Lopez’s album “Love” is released with a single on it titled “Louboutins.”

2005 – A single pair of Elizabeth Taylor’s Louboutin shoes sells for a staggering $20,000.

2005 – A single pair of Elizabeth Taylor’s Louboutin shoes sells for a staggering $20,000.

2007 – Louboutin applied for a US patent on his signature red sole. 2007 – Louboutin applied for a US patent on his signature red sole.

Taylor and Louboutin
Taylor and Louboutin

2007 – Louboutin–inspired manicure dominated cosmetics trends. 2007 – Louboutin–inspired manicure dominated cosmetics trends.

September 20, 2007 – The collaboration between Louboutin and...

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