Red bottoms up to Christian Louboutin as he celebrates 30 years of creating shoes with a Paris exhibition

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French shoe designer Christian Louboutin attends a preview of an exhibition celebrating 20 years of Christian Louboutin designs at the Design Museum on April 30, 2012 in London, England. Photo by Fred Duval/WireImage
French shoe designer Christian Louboutin attends a preview of an exhibition celebrating 20 years of Christian Louboutin designs at the Design Museum on April 30, 2012 in London, England. Photo by Fred Duval/WireImage

The french prince of high-end stiletto footwear with the trademark red lacquered soles, spoke about his 30-year passion for designing women's shoes. 

"I like curves. When I draw, I'm really someone who comes from the world of curves. That's why I love heels, but I love all shoes, including flat shoes. I've drawn thousands of them, but it's true that when I draw, everything comes in curves. And when all is in curves, you end up arching the foot," Christian explains. 

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"As soon as you put on heels, it changes your posture, it changes your shape, the design of your body, and gives you a certain awareness of your body. That's why I love heels," he adds. 

"I wouldn't want people to look at my shoes and think, 'That looks so comfortable!' - instead, I want people to look at my shoes and think, 'Wow, this is beautiful!'" 

Compiled by Afika Jadezweni

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