Louboutins Hurt? Louboutin Doesn't Care

High heels 'pleasure with pain,' designer explains

By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff

Posted Apr 18, 2012 12:08 PM CDT | Updated Apr 22, 2012 7:47 AM CDT

(Newser) – Your Christian Louboutin high heels giving you blisters? Don't expect any sympathy from Christian Louboutin. "High heels are pleasure with pain," he tells Grazia magazine. "If you can't walk in them, don't wear them." In the interview, picked up by the Telegraph, the designer adds, "If Tina Turner and Prince's back-up band can perform on stage in them for three hours, you can't tell me they are impossible to walk in."

Louboutin, discussing his history as a designer ahead of next month's exhibition at the London Design Museum, does sympathize with men: "Women have these giant heels. They get taller and taller," he says. But "men in high heels? That's a prosthesis. … The men need help, but a man in heels is ridiculous.''

A dress by fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo and hot-pink Christian Louboutin heels made for the Barbie fashion show are seen Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, in New York.
A dress by fashion designer Carmen Marc Valvo and hot-pink Christian Louboutin heels made for the Barbie fashion show are seen Friday, Feb. 6, 2009, in New York.   (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)
Shoes designed by Christian Louboutin are seen on display at The Wizard of Oz Exhibition Opening Night Gala in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 9, 2009.
Shoes designed by Christian Louboutin are seen on display at "The Wizard of Oz" Exhibition Opening Night Gala in Los Angeles on Tuesday, June 9, 2009.   (AP Photo/Matt Sayles)
A stiletto-heeled shoe by Christian Louboutin is displayed at the opening of Saks Fifth Avenue's designer shoe floor on Friday, Aug. 17, 2007 in New York.
A stiletto-heeled shoe by Christian Louboutin is displayed at the opening of Saks Fifth Avenue's designer shoe floor on Friday, Aug. 17, 2007 in New York.   (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
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