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4 Questions With Christian Louboutin


Courtesy of Fairchild Archive

The Parisian footwear designer talks haute heels and pop songs.

Q: What should a bride consider when shopping for shoes?
A: Comfort and dancing—the style she buys has to connect both. The ideal shoe will have ankle support and a heel she can manage, and look fashionable.

Q: Can women really dance in your shoes?
A: I've designed shoes for many professional dancers, so I always have comfort in mind. I want a bride to be able to dance all night at her wedding!

Q: Will the trend of nonwhite wedding shoes continue?
A: Perhaps. It comes from a Cinderella syndrome and the idea that the shoe should pop. Personally, I love a light palette—ivory, pale pink—for bridal shoes.

Q: Is Jennifer Lopez's "Louboutins" on your iPod?
A: Of course. I like that the song is about a woman taking back her liberty and my shoes are attached to her freedom. It's very flattering.

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