clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Paging Dr. Christian Louboutin?

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

In this week's New Yorker, there's an utterly charming profile of the insanely quotable Christian Louboutin. After you read it, you will think, Damn, I wish he was my friend! And not just because the wealth he harvests from selling 500,000 pairs of shoes a year lets him buy fancy castles and go on exotic vacations with Diane von Furstenberg. He's quirky: in the article, he spends a lot of time driving the writer around France on a Vespa, driving like a bat out of hell; and he once jumped out of a moving car simply because he was tired of arguing about architecture with the driver. Other fab Loub nuggets: he designed a shoe in homage to a murdered prostitute (and he was briefly implicated in the murder); if you have a cool $5K (or much more), you can have him customize a shoe for you; and our favorite, he reveals that one of his customers has to lie about her purchases -- when the credit card bills come, she tells her husband that Christian Louboutin is the name of her OB/GYN. [New Yorker]

Christian Louboutin

650 N Robertson Boulevard, West Hollywood, CA 90069 310-247-9300 Visit Website