Watch: Christian Louboutin on Women, Design and Luxury

The shoe designer spoke with FLARE on the eve of the exhibit celebrating his 20-year career open now at the Design Exchange in Toronto.


Christian Louboutin was in Toronto last Thursday to celebrate the opening of Christian Louboutin at the Design Exchange, the North American debut of a London-curated exhibit highlighting his 20-year career. Prior to the packed opening night party, he spoke with FLARE about the importance of technique, the influence of his three sisters and what luxury means to a man who creates fantasy for a living. His answer to the latter was honest, charming and easily relatablebut you’ll have to watch to find out. Peek inside the exhibit, which features over 250 pairs of shoes, sketches and personal items from Mr. Louboutin’s atelier and hear from the designer synonymous with some of fashion’s most cherished footwear.

Tickets for Christian Louboutin at the Design Exchange are on sale now at