Christian Louboutin is a French designer of high-end fashion shoes, bags, and perfume. He launched his signature red-soled shoe line in 1991 and has since expanded the brand to include several different product lines. The company's products are sold in over 450 stores worldwide, with flagship boutiques in Paris, Milan, Tokyo, Seoul, Beijing, Monaco, London, New York City and Beverly Hills. The company is also known for its "Red Sole" trademark. The company's signature red sole is protected by specific laws in many countries. Louboutin is known for his trademark red-bottomed shoes.