Christian Louboutin has unveiled his first beauty boutique, and significantly his 100th boutique worldwide. The store, which Louboutin describes as a "small shop or a big shrine, but completely dedicated to beauty," is located in the beautiful 19th century Parisian galerie –Passage Vero-Dodat. A location chosen for its somewhat poetic symmetry, being that it was the location of both his first ever woman's and men's boutiques. 

Christian Louboutin unveils beauty boutique

The store-front's facade is listed as an official historical landmark, an aesthetic that juxtaposes the jagged modern spokes of the crystalline nail vanish bottles that are ornately displayed within.

Louboutin collaborated with renowned interior architect Pierre Yovanovitch on the boutique's intricate design: "When Christian reached out to me, we worked together on a global aesthetic concept. He showed me this faceted nail colour bottle crowned with this black spear cap of galactic proportions. I immediately thought it would be compelling to establish a contemporary space, amidst this very historical Parisian passage, with design codes that redefine the new aesthetic approach of beauty so dear to Christian Louboutin," said Yovanovitch. 

Christian Louboutin unveils beauty boutique

The materials and finishes selected for the boutique's design reflect Louboutin's concerted conciseness for details, with Hainaut blue stone floors and burnt wood furniture giving off an artisanal appearance. There is a small staircase marked by an arched copper handrail that ascends to a boudoir style loft that will allow a space for in-store beauty treatments: "Upstairs will be a discreet, private space for clients to try out the Louboutin beauty ritual," noted the designer.