by Christian Louboutin
If you're going to invest in a pair of designer heels, the Pigalle 120 Pumps by Christian Louboutin is a good way to start. The classic low-cut pointed-toe design with 120mm stiletto heel is most popular in black and nude patent leather. The simple silhouette is constantly being reinvented, most recently in eye-catching colours, interesting fabrics, metallics, studs and sparkly spiked heels. They can be paired with just about anything; a casual pair of jeans, work suit or a cocktail dress.
"The design that encapsulates my career is the Pigalle, a low-cut, high-heeled pump. It's so subtle in that it adds something sexy to the body, but you don't immediately realise that it's the shoe that's making the difference." Christian Louboutin
German model Heidi Klum wears teal coloured Pigalle pumps with a cropped pair of jeans and red blouse. Spanish Model Clara Alonso wears them in basic black with a Christian Dior LBD. Actress Katie Cassidy matches her belt and clutch to her plum pumps. Sarah Jessica Parker wears the gold glittery version of the Pigalle. Marchesa designer Georgina Chapman wears a metallic gold pair of Louboutin's with a printed bustier dress.
Unlike celebs, most of us sadly can't strut our stuff in a pair of Louboutin's. However you can start a 'Pigalle Pump Savings Fund'. You will need to collect $457.49 (about R3 182) to buy the plain black patent pair on Net-A-Porter. Anything fancier and the price goes up.