The past 12 months has been quite the year for Christian Louboutin. This year marks the brand's 21st birthday and to celebrate, they launched their first ever retrospective at the British Design Museum this month, launched a European online shop and the designer himself is set to sit down and talk to Grazia editor Paula Reed and fans later on this month. That's not all, though, because this morning reps confirmed that a beauty line is in the works.
The designer has teamed up with Batallure Beauty LLC to launch a joint venture Christian Louboutin Beauté. 'We are delighted to collaborate with Christian Louboutin to translate his world-renowned creative vision into the luxury beauty world,' Robin Burns, chairman and co-Founder of Batallure Beauty, said in a release this morning. 'Wearing a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes completely transforms a woman and Christian will bring that same transformative quality to women through his beauty products.'
While a move from accessories into beauty isn't the most obvious path, Louboutin explained that it felt like a natural progression of his brand. 'Twenty years ago I started what I thought would be a small adventure, which ended up becoming a company. The beauty adventure is a natural extension for someone like me, who likes to empower women and to be a part of creating beauty seems like the right next step” he said.
The first collection is set to drop late next year. Are you excited?