Why Celebs Love Their Louboutins

There are plenty of obvious things that all celebrities seem to have in common. Namely an enviable closet, a substantial paycheck, and — for several ladies on the list — a shared spotlight with Matthew McConaughey. But, it's actually a subtle detail that ties them all together — one that's as ubiquitous on the red carpet as Giuliana Rancic. We are of course referring to the bright red sole of a Christian Louboutin heel. It's the signature flash of color that lets you and everyone standing behind you know that your shoes are not only luxe, but made by someone who's as obsessed with sexy footwear as it gets. And, someone who's celebrating a birthday today.
Mr. Louboutin has made headlines before for creating heels in every possible shade of nude, inspired by Disney villains, and some that are strictly for wearing on your fingers. But, by far his legacy is one that's been made on the red carpet. And, the 30 celebrities ahead can vouch for that.
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These are a mere fraction of the stars who swear by Louboutin's crimson trademark, and admittedly, an even smaller representation of the countless soles Christian has touched. (See what we did there?)
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Here, Kitten

The smaller heel has made a comeback in the past couple of years, but it was also a popular height in the mid-aughts, as seen on Naomi Campbell (circa 2007).
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Charlize Theron, 2007
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Nicole Kidman, 2005
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The Classic Pointy-Toe Pump

Consider it the shoe you will always reach for, that'll always work for your ensemble, and will always make your legs look miles long. No wonder some of our favorite style stars swore by them last year, including Gwen Stefani (circa 2014).
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Kate Hudson, 2014
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Katy Perry, 2014
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The Thighs Have It

This shoe is not for the faint of heart. But, then again, neither is J.Lo (circa 2007), Miley, or SJP's style.
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Miley Cyrus, 2013
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Sarah Jessica Parker, 2013
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Spikes & Studs Aplenty

Proof that Louboutins are dangerously sexy. In a badass, red-spiked, Rita Ora (circa 2014) way, that is.
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Heidi Klum, 2014
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Marion Cotilliard, 2012
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The Almond-Toe Platform

If the higher the heels, the closer to heaven, then preach, Ciara! (Circa 2012)
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Lily Allen, 2014
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Nicole Scherzinger, 2013
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Wood You?

Raise your hand if you remember when wooden heels — and super oversized handbags — were all you ever wanted. Mary Kate Olsen (circa 2005) knows what we're talking about.
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Kate Bosworth, 2006
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Nicole Richie, 2006
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Men Love Loubs, Too!

It's a bit harder to see the red sole of your Louboutins when your shoes are mostly flat. So, do you really think it's a coincidence Matthew McConaughey (circa 2014) is posed this way?
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Idris Elba, 2012
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Justin Bieber, 2011
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Jeepers Peepers

Perhaps peep-toes have not been your favorite shoe silhouette since Gossip Girl went off the air. But, Louboutin made his mark with a towering platform pair, seen here on Cindy Crawford (circa 2007).
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Emma Stone, 2012
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Jessica Chastain, 2013
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Strap Happy

While pumps may come to mind first when we think Louboutin, the man also knows his way around a sandal. Agyness Deyn's black and white pair (circa 2009) is especially bold.
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J.K. Rowling, 2009
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Jessie J, 2011
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The Rounded Toe

Consider this the more comfortable red-carpet option for ladies who don't like pointy toes. Miranda Kerr (circa 2008) shows off hers in a natural shade.
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Sienna Miller, 2007
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Hayden Panettiere, 2007
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