Every man, woman and fashion-forward child knows that iconic red-soled stiletto heel. And 20 years later, Christian Louboutin will soon become synonymous with the beauty world too by introducing a line of luxe and glamorous nail polish. Over the years, Christian realized that his understanding of femininity and elegance had gone beyond shoes. People were already embracing the spirit of the brand, so stepping into beauty was natural for Louboutin.
“I am giving back to nails what the shoe took from the nails many years ago.”
A milestone in the history of Christian Louboutin is the way he created ‘Pensée‘, a shoe designed in 1992 influenced by Warhol and the Pop Art movement. Having drawn the shoe perfectly to his satisfaction, he was disappointed when he saw the prototype.
Something was missing, even though it was very close to the initial drawing.While staring at the
prototype he saw his assistant painting her nails at her desk next to him. He spontaneously grabbed the nail polish and proceeded to paint the sole of the shoe. And thus, the red sole was born from red nail polish.
Having always been influenced by decorative arts, both in artistry and excellence, Christian’s idea was not just to create beauty products; he wanted to go beyond the packaging, formula and colors to bring unprecedented attention to design. Creating true ‘objets d’art’. Like a precious colorful stone enclosed in a block of fine crystal, the nail color bottle offers transparency that allows the color to float in space. The ombré effect on the Rouge Louboutin starts with intense black and graduates to the iconic red. The two flashes of color instantly recall the image of the classic Louboutin high heeled shoe, often seen as ‘The Ultimate High Heels’.
Christian’s objective was also to create the ‘key red’: a timeless shade, vibrant on any skinone. The signature Rouge Louboutin. The objective of the formula was to attain the glossy richness of lacquer. Traditional lacquer is made of 20 layers and Louboutin wanted to capture the brilliance of this finish in just 2 coats. This result was achieved by choosing very rich pigments to amplify the color.
Following the Rouge Louboutin, there are 30 additional colors, all inspired by iconic Louboutin shoes and grouped in 3 families of 10: The Pops, The Noirs and The Nudes. To showcase these groups, it was important to highlight and differentiate them with a design accent…
The Pops stand out more with silver caps; The Noirs are made up of blacks, intense blues, dark browns and greens (Christian chose a gunmetal cap to best showcase these deep tones.); The Nudes are named after a recent capsule collection of the same name. The rose gold cap emphasizes the varying nude tones: from vanillas to chocolates, to soft pinks and khakis.
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