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Up Close with Christian Louboutin

Where does the legendary designer see himself in twenty years? Monsieur Louboutin spills the deets
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Where do you find beauty? 

I find a woman's power immensely beautiful. I am more moved by a beautifully landscaped garden than by wild nature – something that is artificially manufactured isn't by definition superficial. And I have been fascinated and influenced by music, architecture, and Nefertiti since my childhood,


Where do you see yourself in twenty years?

 Enjoying life, like now. And hopefully, I can return to my beloved Syria. 

 

What do you dream of doing? 

For a long time, I have dreamt of building small hotels. But here in Paris, I can combine everything I love: fabrics, architecture, gardens, service, art, and travel. 

Are you a morning person? 

Hell yes. I am the most productive and creative early in the morning.

What does your average day look like? 

As soon as I wake up, I work out with my personal trainer or sometimes I go running. Then I make a light breakfast for myself and head to my office just before 10am. I lunch at half past two – usually at home – after which I go to back to work. At the end of the day, I visit family and go out for dinner. 

What's your breakfast of choice? 

At home, I eat muesli with fruit or gluten-free bread with salted butter.  If I have the time, I have Earl Gray tea. In England I like a hearty breakfast, especially with crumpets . But in Egypt, I often choose cornflakes with fig jam, honey and lemon: I love it all over. 

 

What your favorite breakfast spots?

Chez Claus in Paris; Claridge's in London; in the gardens of Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles – never in the room, it takes too long.

 

What are your hobbies? 

I love movies, gastronomy, and I have a passion for gardening: I do that when I'm in Vendée and Portugal. In cities, I always prefer gardens and architecture instead of museums.

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