Put On Your Party Shoes
Christian Louboutin came to Houston last week, making a rare US appearance to celebrate his line's 20th anniversary. We joined the French fashion icon at a dinner in his honor. His stylish trip, step by step.
What he wore: A smashing red suit and red striped socks - see our editor photographed with him.
What he said: The gracious designer admitted to us he was "shy," but that Houstonians "have been very nice to me."
What he ate: Cognizant of his fish allergy, the 51fifteen event benefiting CancerForward featured beef medallions.
Where he stayed: Hotel Granduca
How he Texas-fied: He wowed local A-listers in a cowboy hat at a private Tex Mex dinner.
How long: The shoe-obsessed waited for hours at Saks to have their soles signed - the event was extended to accommodate them.
Did you know? Louboutin got the idea for his trademark red soles while watching a staffer paint her nails red. As a young designer, he ran over, grabbed the polish and lacquered a sole from his collection.
A giant leap for fashion kind.
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