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Exclusive Interview with Christian Louboutin | Celebrating 20 Years of Sexy Shoes

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The designer shoe legend himself, Christian Louboutin, graced Los Angeles with his presence last week to debut a stunning new book (blush pink leather-wrapped and bursting with gorgeous imagery to the tune of $150) at Barneys New York in Beverly Hills.

Well-heeled beauties including Lucy Liu, Rachel Zoe, Lea Michele, Dita von Teese, Monet Mazur and Rosie Huntington-Whiteley turned out to toast the famed footwear genius and celebrate the luxury brand’s 20th anniversary. As JustLuxe’s senior fashion and beauty correspondent, I was amongst the crowd and nabbed a few minutes with the man of the hour for a quickie interview. Check out our cheeky chat below:

How does it feel to be celebrating 20 years of red-soled success and the launch of a beautiful new book for your brand?

Christian Louboutin: It feels good. If I had known life would be anything like this 20 years ago, maybe things would be different, but I had no idea. I would have never guessed I would be where I am now.

Your brand is the definition of a luxury shoe brand and is also a household name now. How did you pave your path to this point?

CL: When you do something you love, you have a passion for it. It comes naturally. Staying true to yourself and doing what you love keeps you going...everything else falls into place. I am quite lucky!

What keeps you inspired?

CL: Life. Women...and my enthusiasm for both!

When is a woman sexiest?

CL: In bed.

What is one pair of shoes every woman should own?

CL: Something that looks invisible. A nude shoe that goes perfectly with the color of her skin — a high heel of course. Something that keeps her looking completely naked.

What’s next for you?

CL: A lot! Traveling, I have to go to Brazil and then all over the world.

What is your greatest luxury?

CL: Freedom.

Jennifer Chan

Jennifer Chan is a fashion and beauty editor, style expert and on-air host who brings incredible passion and industry experience from years of working for InStyle, The Daily, WWD,, Real Simple Magazine,, VIVID Magazine and more. Based in Los Angeles, Jennifer is also a fashion blogger (, per...(Read More)

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