"Practicality is not that great of a quality," muses shoe designer Christian Louboutin in the new issue of ALEXA, New York Post's high-end fashion broadsheet. "If we dressed up for purely practical reasons, we would be wandering around in mud-colored sacks and woolen socks. We would look like I don’t know what. Bears?"
Happily, fashionistas needn't worry about the threat of unchic wildlife replacing Louboutin's signature sole anytime soon. "I would never get rid of it," he exclaims. "Out of respect to the Louboutin women, and the men who love them, I would never think of doing that...The [red sole] is iconic, it’s my trademark and it’s an important sign. It flirts."
When asked about his dislike for flats, he replies: As I'm working I’m singing that Supremes' song to myself, 'Ain’t No Mountain High Enough.'"
- Lesley Scott