Christian Louboutin is synonymous with a unique brand of sexy, just-this-side-of-sleazy luxury. His famed heels literally need no introduction — the flashy scarlet sole says it all. The designer is a favorite of models, starlets, socialites, and run-of-the-mill rich girls alike, but if you’re not the kind of person who’s comfortable with shelling out $800+ for a pair of stilettos, then you’re SOL. He’s one of those designers who would never deign (or “pollute,” as Manolo Blahnik would say) his brand to a lower-priced, more accessible line: exclusivity is the name of the Louboutin game.
But for all the ladies out there who are dying to get their hands on something, anything bearing that signature glossy red, now’s your chance, and it won’t come at the cost of your entire paycheck.
Like Tom Ford, Chanel, Dior, Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent, et al. (the list goes on) before him, the grandiose shoemaker is entering the luxury beauty market for the first time. Christian Louboutin Beauté will, according to WWD, be comprised of “multiple, unspecified classifications,” which could mean anything and everything. Louboutin’s modus operandi is feminine empowerment and enhancing a woman’s inborn sexuality… mostly in shades of red (I’m guessing nail lacquer and lipstick in his signature color will be a focal point). The line is expected to hit shelves in late 2013, and given the designer’s boundary-pushing nature, I’m certain it won’t disappoint. [HuffPo]