If you are a shoe-lover then take note that this year marks the 20th anniversary in fashion for Christian Louboutin.
In celebration of this special year, the designer has created 20 stunning shoes (one for each year) and several bags for a capsule collection. Each of the shoes represents a part of Louboutin history.
The collection, inspired by his most famous and best-loved styles, features a mixtures of flats, and his signature heels, from thigh high boots and studded platforms to dainty stilettos adorned with pretty bows.
One of the signature shoes in the capsule collection is the Pensee, the shoe that started all the red soled hysteria. The Pensee was created in 1993, when Louboutin was dissatisfied with the contrast between the vibrant upper and the plain black sole. In a moment of inspiration, the designer grabbed an assistant’s pot of red nail varnish (allegedly color Pantone 18, Chinese Red) and began painting. Since then, he keeps everyone looking back for those glimpses of blood rushing red as a strong sexy woman walks past.
Below are the shoes in the capsule collection, most of which can be bought at Neiman Marcus, Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman and Net-a-Porter.com.