Press preview of the exhibition "Christian Louboutin L'Exhibition[niste]" in Paris
He spent hours reproducing that image in his sketchbooks, laying the foundations for his career as a designer.
"I owe a lot to the drawing," he told Reuters. "I reproduced it a lot, changing the colors a bit, changing the form a bit, but I always drew ... a shoe in profile, without knowing that it could be a profession." REUTERS/Benoit Tessier