Christian Louboutin once created ruby-soled shoes for a client, even though they couldn't be walked in.
The footwear designer is known for the iconic red base of his creations. He was once approached by a man who wanted something extra special for a woman in his life, with Christian only too happy to oblige.
"I have always done special orders for certain customers. On one occasion, a gentleman came to me and simply said, ‘I want you to design a shoe that is really extraordinary. I have a lot of gems, and they should be involved,'" Christian recalled to UK magazine GQ.
"My red soles are a part of my identity because people relate to them, to my shoes and to my work. So I designed him a shoe with a sole paved with rubies. I said, ‘You understand that she won’t be able to walk in them?’ He replied, ‘Don’t worry, she won’t be in that position when she’s wearing them.’”
Christian prides himself on coming up with innovative creations. To ensure his doesn't hold back, the designer doesn't allow himself to think about the technicalities when he is creating pieces. Instead, he just considers the aesthetic he wants to achieve.
"When I start a drawing, I don’t worry about manufacturing technique; everything technical can be resolved afterwards. I always let creativity drive all of the elements of my work," he said. - COVER MEDIA