THIS JUST IN: The mastermind behind the world’s most recognized soles, Christian Louboutin, has announced the launch of an exclusive ‘Made-to-Measure’ service for his most loyal patrons. The luxurious experience begins in the Louboutin Paris atelier, where each client meets a team of specialists dedicated to designing shoes just for her. “It is an opportunity for the people who love my shoes to step into our world and create something truly one-of-a-kind,” the designer reveals.
After meeting with her team of artisans, the client’s feet are measured at more than a dozen key points in order to obtain the most precise dimensions. The client then steps into a foam mold to create a 3-D imprint of her soles before the shoe style, heel height, and color schemes are chosen. After multiple rough drafts and fittings, each shoe is finished off by hand before Mr. Louboutin gives his personal stamp of approval. “Couture gowns require several fittings,” Louboutin says, “It’s the same with shoes.” From beginning to end, this intricate, personalized service takes approximately one year to complete, and for a signature pair of red-lacquered soles it’s definitely worth the wait.
Click through the gallery for an exclusive look at the ‘Made-to-Measure’ experience in the Christian Louboutin atelier.
Photos: Courtesy of CHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN