Christian Louboutin Steps Out in the "Gareth" Shoe, Named After Rugby Player Gareth Thomas

5.1.2012

By Out.com Editors

The shoe designer wore one of his own creations, inspired by his friendship with the gay athlete.

Last night, footwear maestro Christian Louboutin—known for his red-soled creations—atteneded the opening of an exhibition at London's Design Museum that celebrates the past twenty years of his work. Mr. Louboutin paid homage to his signature soles with a nail polish red blazer, and, of course, shoes of his own design. For this special occasion, the designer chose to wear a style known as the "Gareth," which is a beatuifully rendered classic wingtip, but with metal detailing at the toe. The shoe is named after the openly gay British rugby player—and Out100 honoree—Gareth Thomas, who is friendly with the designer. 

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