‘Beauty is a boat that is meant to sail alone, but one that sails alongside the shoes,’ says Christian Louboutin, as he unveils his new nail lacquer collection – Rouge Louboutin.
The story of the soles goes that 20 years ago, Louboutin, looking for the perfect finishing touch for a prototype he had just created, spontaneously grabbed a pillar box nail polish from his assistant – mid-manicure nearby – and painted the soles with the shade which would become his signature.
This week, he unveils his new nail colour, Rouge Louboutin, as the first step in Christian Louboutin Beauté and what he describes as his “beauty adventure”.
“It’s a natural extension for someone like me, who likes to empower women and to be a part of creating beauty seems like the right next step” explains the Frenchman.
The first of his lacquers are expected to promptly sell out – you’ll be pleased to hear the fashion house worked hard to create 30 colours in total, due to follow suit with a September launch date (and exclusively in Selfridges from August 25). Made up of noirs, nudes and brights, Louboutin and his team worked with leather and fabric samples unique to the brand to create the full palette. Once chosen, his shades were then reworked to complement different skin tones, and later named after an iconic Louboutin shoe (you’ll find a plum Lady Page, and rich red Very Privé and Batignolles in the collection).
We cannot WAIT for the collection.