He opened his first boutique on in Paris in 1991 with Princess Caroline of Monaco as his first customer. Today, 20 years later and in a celebration of two decades in business, legendary designer Christian Louboutin is to become the first 'guest creator' in the history of Parisian cabaret club Le Crazy Horse.
To mark the occasion a dapper Louboutin has posed for an exuberant portrait, lifting his top hat as two naked ladies framing him kick their Louboutin-clad feet in the air.
According to the Daily Mail, Louboutin has directed four unique tableaux for the Crazy Horse, finding inspiration from such diverse places as hip hop music to art masterpieces - all of which constitute 'a personal look at femininity in all its forms,' according to the man himself.
Assisted by Patricia Folly, choreographer and dancer at Le Crazy, Louboutin has brought on board a team of talented artists - including David Lynch and Swizz Beatz to compose the original music, Gilles Papain for the video design, and Youssef Nabil, who created the poster for the show.
The show, called Feu, will preview on Sunday, March 4 and will remain in the repertoire of the dancers until May 31.
'Crazy Horse is an iconic Paris monument, a monument to dance, a fantastic, modern idea of the celebration of women for women,' Louboutin told vogue.co.uk.
'I am interested in all things that celebrate and enhance the female form,' he added.
'Because of what I do, for these numbers I have focused on the lower half of the body, rather than the top. The language of legs can express any and every feeling, and without giving too much away, the body becomes the Flame.'
'Christian Louboutin and Crazy Horse Paris are symbols of Parisian life whose worlds know no borders; symbols of the world of creativity, wonder and modernity,' Andrée Deissenberg, managing director of Crazy Horse Paris Group, said.
'They share the same sources of inspiration - women, of course, but also the world around them - and both are exceptionally skilled at producing unique and surprising creations. This is why Christian Louboutin was the natural choice as our first guest creator.'
Elsewhere, Louboutin is to publish a coffee table book charting his iconic designs and inspirations, featuring Louboutin's fans such as Dita Von Teese, Diane Von Furstenburg and Kristin Scott Thomas.
On March 28 a UK retrospective of his work opens at the Design Museum.