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Iconic French shoe designer Christian Louboutin has come a long way since his first collection in 1991. As we'd expect from the brand that makes Carrie Bradshaw and Cardi B's favorite pumps, the Loubibaby is as chic as a baby shoe can be_however, as we know, red bottoms don't come cheap: The Goop x Christian Louboutin designs check out at $250 per pair.

At least six pairs of shoes are tailor made for each dancer. Christian discount Louboutin will accept merchandise in its original condition for store credit or exchange, when accompanied by the original sales receipt within 10 days of purchase. From jewel-studded stilettos to light-hearted designs, Christian Louboutin's collections have won over celebrity fans like Modonna, Nicole Kidman, Carline de Monaco, Arielle Dombasle and Dita Von Teese.

Known for their distinctive red soles, it is not uncommon for them to retail for more than $1,000 US a pair. With pale skin, dark eyes and red lips, and set within a dark decor populated with shadows, the dancers moved seemingly effortlessly in the apparently unwearable shoes.

Now, his empire of 93 shops sells almost a million pairs of shoes a year worldwide to women and men. Jennifer Lopez 's single " Louboutins " (2009) was inspired by the footwear, and the visual imagery associated with the song_such as the album art_features a woman wearing a pair of Louboutin heels with red bottoms.

Gwyneth Paltrow 's Goop empire recently expanded to include a print magazine and a shoe collection with legendary footwear designer Christian Louboutin The latter features one product offering in particular that has caught the attention of many: baby shoes.

Christian Louboutin was created in 1992 when the designer opened his first boutique at 19 Jean-Jacques Rousseau in Paris. Major luxury conglomerates such as LVMH Mot Hennessy Louis Vuitton and Kering have historically been the most litigious, often using the courts to battle the counterfeiting that has long been a headache in the fashion industry.

Cardi B is not the only artist to reference Christian Louboutin shoes, and their trademark red soles, in her lyrics. That may sound pricey, but the winning bidder actually gets two pairs of shoes _ the pair already autographed by the designer as well as a second pair in the size of their choice _ as well as the opportunity to attend a special Jan.

His musical references are numerous and include Debbie Harry from Blondie and Tina Turner, who has inspired a number of shoe models bearing her name. He added his legendary red soles in 1993. After creating shoes for top fashion houses in the 1980s (and a brief stint following his heart into landscape gardening), Louboutin launched his eponymous label and opened his first store in 1992.

The designer also set up his own website to address the counterfeit shoe problem. Celebrity shoe creator Christian Louboutin designed the red-soled shoes for many acts including Teasing", Rougir de De_sirs" and Upside Down". An ankle-strap leather sandal inspired by the costume worn by Daisy Ridley's Rey with translucent PVC pieces that are a nod to the Force and a glittery blue heel meant to evoke the color of her lightsaber.

But an advocate for the*European Court of Justice said in an opinion Wednesday that the company's*attempts to trademark their design in the Benelux countries in 2010 and again in 2013 don't hold up to legal scrutiny. During the 1990s, Christian Louboutins became the shoe worn by many fashion designers, including Lanvin, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Chlo and Givenchy.

Although his passion has always been about creating beautiful designs, Louboutin said what matters most is how women feel about themselves when they step into his shoes. Luckily Louboutin doesn't use red nail polish anymore to paint his shoes, but if your budget can't quite stretch to a pair of heels, you can now buy a 'Rouge Louboutin' nail polish that is exactly the same colour as those iconic soles.

Winners get a second pair of the shoes plus a chance to visit the Lucasfilm headquarters, tour the studio, and view a special screening of The Last Jedi in San Francisco on January 16. (Unfortunately, travel and accommodations are not included.) The bids currently range from $2,000 to $3,250, but the packages have an estimated value of $10,000 each.