With his signature red sole, Christian Louboutain helped bring the stiletto back into fashion. The designer's professed goal is to “make a woman look sexy, beautiful, to make her legs look as long as [he] can.”
Louboutin received inspiration for his lethal-looking stilettos from an incident that occurred in his early twenties. He had visited a museum and noticed that there was a sign that forbade women to enter while wearing sharp stilettos, for fear of damage to the extensive wood flooring. This image stayed in his mind, and he later used this idea in his designs. "I wanted to defy that," Louboutin has said. "I wanted to create something that broke rules and made women feel confident and empowered."
Christian Louboutin's designs have gained popularity among socialites and celebrities, several of whom have made public appearances sporting the signature red soles.