first_img FILE – This May 28, 2017 file photo shows Christian Louboutin at the award ceremony at the 70th international Cannes Film festival in Cannes, France. Louboutin and his famous towering, red-soled shoes are being awarded a prestigious fashion honor. The French designer will be the next honoree of the Couture Council of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. The annual award is given in early September, launching New York Fashion Week. (Photo by Arthur Mola/Invision/AP, File) Couture Council to honour Louboutin and his red-soled shoes AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to RedditRedditShare to 電子郵件Email by The Associated Press Posted May 29, 2019 6:41 am PDT NEW YORK — Designer Christian Louboutin and his famous towering, red-soled shoes are being awarded a prestigious fashion honour.The French designer will be the next honoree of the Couture Council of the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology. The annual award is given in early September, launching New York Fashion Week.The museum says Louboutin’s red-soled shoes have become “utterly iconic as a symbol of erotic femininity.”In an interview, Louboutin said he hit on the idea of bright red soles when he was working on new shoes in a factory and grabbed a bottle of red nail polish belonging to an assistant to try a bit of colour. The experiment stuck. The sky-high heels also fetch sky-high prices, running from hundreds of dollars a pair well into the thousands.The Associated Presslast_img