Christian Louboutin: The World’s Most Luxurious Shoes allows a look inside the French designer’s world on Channel 4. The documentary chronicles a year in the life of the red sole shoemaker. Christian_Louboutin_the_worlds_most_luxurious_shoes_6Favored by celebrities and well-heeled divas like Kate Moss, Kim Kardashian, Jennifer Lopez, Madonna, Marion Cotillard, Nicki Minaj, Gwyneth Paltrow, Blake Lively, Lady Gaga and Sarah Jessica Parker, his creations with shiny, red-lacquered soles are irresistible. Offering a glimpse into Christian Louboutin’s world for the first time, the hour-long documentary by director Michael Waldman gives an insight into the universe of luxury shoes.Christian_Louboutin_the_worlds_most_luxurious_shoes_2Keeping the reins of his global business in control, he has been captured during Paris Fashion Week, designing a collection as well as in his factory in Milan. The film also follows Louboutin to the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan, where the designer creates a new collection of shoes handcrafted in the mountains from chunks of wood.

Christian_Louboutin_the_worlds_most_luxurious_shoes_3He also reveals that the Love shoes were inspired by famous image of Princess Diana at Taj Mahal. He is seen showing off a last, a block in the exact shape of her foot, which is used to craft tailor-made shoes, made for his special client, Kylie Minogue. Monsieur Louboutin also puts on display the special sandal designed for Angelina Jolie for the opening of Maleficent.Christian_Louboutin_the_worlds_most_luxurious_shoes_4A Pigalle shoe that was exclusively given a makeover for Kate Moss is also put up for admiration by the 51 year old Parisian designer.Christian_Louboutin_the_worlds_most_luxurious_shoes_5A fan of spikes, studs and lace, he also expresses his attitude, stating, “I’m probably a little bit naughty myself, so I just gave that to my shoes.”

Christian_Louboutin_the_worlds_most_luxurious_shoes_7Pointing out to one of his creations from his new collection, he adds, “I think I called this one Fetish.” In one of the video clippings he is seen exhibiting his new collection to Hamish Bowles of American Vogue. Louboutin draws his attention to a pair of very high lace-up stilettos, which he describes as “soft dominatrix – Taylor Swift goes fetish”. He also adds. “It’s very important to desire things that you don’t need, I think I make a very useless work and I’m very proud of it.”

Christian_Louboutin_the_worlds_most_luxurious_shoes_mainThis first-ever documentary of the brand and its eponymous founder’s lifestyle reveals a lot more than just some red soles.

Channel 4