March 22,2013-Mumbai was on red (sole) alert this week as French footwear magnate Christian Louboutin stopped by to launch his first store in the Maximum City. The Mumbai outlet, spread across two floors at Horniman Circle, is Louboutin’s second in India- the first opened in Delhi’s DLF Emporio mall last year.
The designer, who is best known for his trademark sky-high heels and brightred soles, opened the doors to his boutique on Tuesday amid a gathering of Bollywood’s well heeled (pun intended). Among those present at the launch was superstar Amitabh Bachchan, who later took to his blog to discuss his love for the designer extraordinaire.”Some of his works are most unusual and exclusive… The ones I wore for the Steven Spielberg conversation were his make… smart eh (sic)?” he gushed.
Other guests included film-maker Karan Johar, Sussanne Roshan, actor Arjun Rampal with wife Mehr Jessia and designers Manish Malhotra, Abu Jani and Sandeep Khosla.The Mumbai showroom will have on display Louboutin’s latest S/S collection of shoes and bags for men and women. The store will also include special services like customised shoe-tattooing for the creatively inspired.
A mainstay on red carpets across the world, a pair of ‘Louboutins’, as the shoes are called, costs anywhere betweenRs.50,000 and a few lakhs.