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The Making Of Rouge Louboutin

Known for his phenomenal fashion, revered for the red sole and adored for his utterly unique aesthetic, designer Christian Louboutin sets his sights on women's dressing tables around the globe, launching his first foray into the world of beauty with the Rouge Louboutin Nail Lacquer Colour - a polish which that simply demands attention.

The designer explains where the story all began, with beauty inspiring fashion: "In 1992, I was designing a shoe called Pensées. I was satisfied with the sketch of the shoe, but disappointed when I received the prototype from the factory. I couldn’t put my finger on what was missing, even though the prototype was very similar to the sketch. My assistant was painting her nails red next to me, so I grabbed her polish and proceeded to paint the soles of the shoes red. From that moment on, red soles became my signature. The red sole was born from red nail polish."

Bringing the spotlight back on beauty, he adds: "I am giving back to nails what the shoe took from the nails many years ago."

And in true Louboutin style, Rouge Louboutin travels far beyond expectations in packaging, formula and colour, exploring and capturing the designer's love for art and architecture along with a celebration of colour and form, to create a true 'objets d'art'.

The bottle; a stunning block of faceted crystal, with ombré jet black fading into the iconic red, playing with contrast to evoke the classic Louboutin 'Ultimate High Heels', punctuated by the calligraphy-inspired towering black cap - the same height as the Ballerina Ultima heel from the designer's collaboration with David Lynch in 2007.

The formula; attaining the glossy richness of lacquer, Rouge Louboutin captures the brilliance of the finish in just two coats, using rich pigments to amplify the hue and create a 'key' red - a timeless shade which wows on all skin tones.

"I want the woman to take her time and enjoy this different experience of painting her nails - the pleasure of the object as well as the pleasure of colour. The application will be a painterly and artistic experience, both for her and for anyone who may be watching her. My goal is for a woman to feel beautiful, and the most important thing is that she feels satisfied when she looks at herself," the designer explains.

Available for purchase in the Christian Louboutin boutique in Harrods Shoe Heaven, situated on the 5th floor of the Knightsbridge store.

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