Christian Louboutin may be the most obvious name when it comes to luxury footwear, but the designer seems to harbor more proletariat tastes, as well. "I would have been proud to invent flip-flops," the designer told Interview magazine. "The most democratic and perfectly unisex shoe in the world is also very sexy."
His sandal of choice is the Havaianas, an item so important to him that he named it one of his 10 favorite things (to put things in perspective, he also includes Paris and his mother's necklace within the batch). With Marc Jacobs showing flip-flops at yesterday's show and now the Pump Prince himself revealing his true feelings, perhaps 2013 is the year of the lowly thong sandal? Pedicurists, be forewarned. (Inteview)