Designer shoemaker Christian Louboutin realized in 2013 that the color nude needed various interpretations. So that year he released his first collection of nude shoes, in a range of nude shades.
Now, he’s gone even further. He has added quite a few more tones of nude to the collection. At the Bergdorf Goodman debut of the expanded line of nudes, he said he wanted to offer shades that matched different women from around the world.
To show off his new hues, Louboutin called in former Cosmo fashion market director Shiona Turini, fashion news director at Teen Vogue Jane Keltner de Valle, and Creative Director of Marie Claire magazine and Project Runway judge Nina Garcia to style them however they wanted, reports New York magazine.
According to Louboutin, he wanted to make it a little easier on people who want to wear shoes to match their skin color — but says there still lots of work to be done. “There are two colors that I’m missing the range of in the middle,” he says. “In the next year, we will be at seven total skin tones.”
More and more the fashion world is noticing the need to offer nude in different hues. Last year, Nubian Skin released a line of lingerie in a wide range of nude hues.