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Louboutin: "A Good Pump Is Like the Bone Structure of a Face"

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Although Christian Louboutin is associated with all varieties of red-soled shoes, he believes that the perfect shoe for a woman is the pump. The master shoemaker gave a talk at London's Victoria & Albert Museum, where he said that "A good pump is a silhouette, like the bone structure of the face. It's like a beautiful face with no make-up. You can cover a not-so-beautiful face with make-up, but it is just a mask - it is the same with shoes."

But that wasn't the only thing Louboutin told the crowd at the event, which was coordinated by Net-a-porter founder Natalie Massenet. "It makes the leg look longer," he said.

"[Toe cleavage] was something I discovered when I worked with showgirls at the start of my career -they always had shoes cut in that way. They wanted to be able to dance and to look like they had really long legs.If you have a low decollete it opens the leg window."
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