Celebrity style and Christian Louboutin footwear go hand in hand. Over the course of 25 years, Louboutin’s highly coveted designs have risen to prominence as one of the “it” brands of the industry. The designer’s popularity skyrocketed during the early 2000s, largely in part to Carrie Bradshaw’s wardrobe on “Sex and the City,” and well into the new millennium, the red-soled shoes remain a staple for stars on the red carpet.
In Footwear News‘ latest cover story, featuring Christian Louboutin, celebrity stylist Elizabeth Stewart explained how the iconic designer’s breadth of evening styles is what attracts clients such as Cate Blanchett, Jessica Chastain and Viola Davis.
“I love that he does classic just as well as he does unique and whimsical,” Stewart said. “I use the pumps the most, as there is a brilliant variety, but he’ll also have something no one else could have ever dreamed up.”
Louboutin’s classic pumps are a go-to for Stewart’s styling just as they are for celebrities like Kendall Jenner, Kerry Washington and Elle Fanning. At the Met Gala this month, Jenner sizzled in a barely there La Perla Gown paired with black Christian Louboutin pumps.
Washington, an avid wearer of the designer’s shoes, donned a metallic gold pair for the “Scandal” screening at PaleyFest in March to complete her sleek look featuring a red and flirty, bow-sleeve Roksanda jumpsuit.
Fanning upped the ante for the Harper’s BAZAAR 150 Most Fashionable Women party in L.A. this past January by opting for sparkling, glittery pumps to complement her avant-garde, puff-sleeve Rodarte dress.
And as sure as Louboutin’s classic pumps make an appearance at red carpet events, so do the designer’s more artistic creations. Who can forget Jennifer Lopez, a seasoned wearer of Louboutins, at the 2011 Grammy Awards glimmering in spiked Christian Louboutin peep-toe heels with her embellished, Emilio Pucci minidress?
In similar fashion, Janelle Monáe stunned in silver and black peep-toes by Christian Louboutin and an Alexandre Vauthier floor-length gown at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party in February.
Whether classic pumps, sky-high platforms or any pair in between, one thing is for sure — while the shoe selection may change, Christian Louboutin is a mainstay on the red carpet for celebrity style.
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