The New Yorker recently did a profile of Mr. Louboutin and I've excerpted a few quotes which express his design aesthetic:
- "I really, really hate incredibly long shoes, where the last is very pointy, almost like Aladdin."
- "I hate the whole concept of comfort! ... You're abandoning a lot of ideas when you are too into comfort."
- "The shoe is a very much an X-ray of social comportment."
It'll be interesting to see what kind of footwear he produces for men and the construction techniques (Goodyear welted v. Blake stitched). Apparently, all of his women's shoes are made in a factory outside of Milan.