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Grazia popped in on Christian Louboutin last week at London's Design Museum, where a selection of his legendary heels are on display in celebration of the brand's 20th anniversary, to ask him a few of their dire questions—namely whether a high-street collab or a womenswear collection are at all possibility. "No," to both was his irrevocable answer, citing quality as the most important factor in his designs and shoes as his first and only love.
He did, however, offer some insight on his choice to make red his signature color saying, "Even if you don't like colours, you will end up having something red. For everyone who doesn't like colour, red is a symbol of a lot of culture. It has a different signification but never a bad one." He was probably thinking of his soles, but maybe not his soul, since he's clearly not considering who else sports a signature red in some cultures.