In the May issue of Vanity Fair, Christian Louboutin claims his business grew by double digits in 2009 despite his opposition to advertising and marketing. He rarely gives away shoes for free, and only a handful of celebrities receive discounts when shopping in his boutiques.
We're guessing Danielle Steel is one of those lucky customers. Louboutin tells the magazine, "She comes to Paris, and she literally buys everything. Then she flies back to New York, says, ‘I’m a little disappointed — there’s nothing in the store,’ and walks out with 80 pairs. She is super.”
Super, indeed, as Steel reportedly owns over 6,000 paris of red-soled Louboutins.
Left: Danielle Steel with Victoria and Vanessa Traina at the Chanel fall 2010 runway show.