The iconic red-soled footwear label Christian Louboutin was founded in the early nineties. Born in France in 1963, Christian Louboutin first started dreaming up fantastical footwear in his early teens. Expelled from school at age 16, Louboutin soon went to work at the famed Parisian cabaret Folies Bergère and after that at the famed shoe designer Charles Jourdan. In 1991 Louboutin launched his own line of women's shoes. He added his legendary red soles in 1993 - inspired by the red nail polish of his assistant. He branched out into handbags and men’s shoes as well. According to The New Yorker, Louboutin sells approximately 600,000 pairs of his fabulous footwear each year. The cost of getting a pair of Louboutins can range from nearly $400 up to $6,000.