Christian Louboutin to launch beauty line

London: French footwear designer Christian Louboutin, famous for making shoes with red-lacquered soles, is now expanding his brand into a beauty line.

Louboutin will work in partnership with a New York-based beauty group on the new venture - Christian Louboutin Beaute.

"The beauty side of the business has to mirror the quality of the shoes, of the bags, of all the DNA of the brand," quoted him as saying.

The shoe designer has declined to specify which categories the brand will cover, but he has promised that the goods will come with as much luxury as his shoes.

"The beauty adventure is a natural extension for someone like me, who likes to empower women and to be a part of creating beauty seems like the right next step," he said.


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