“Walk a mile in these Louboutins. But they don’t wear these s**ts where I’m from,” chants Iggy Azalea in the first two lines of her 2013 banger Work.
We all know Azalea isn’t the only celeb who has referenced the red-soled shoes in her work (think Lizzo, Migos, and Nicki Minaj). And that’s because French designer Christian Louboutin occupies an important seat in the world of pop culture, having connected his work to influential figures like Aretha Franklin, J-Lo and Beyonce early on in his career.
In celebration of his creative mind, the Palais de la Porte Doree will be hosting an exhibition titled L’Exhibition[niste] from Feb 26 to July 26 to chronicle his extensive and diverse sources of inspiration. Here are five cool things about the shoe genius and his exhibition in Paris.