NEW YORK--()--Today, Christian Louboutin SA and Batallure Beauty, LLC announce the creation of a joint venture to establish Christian Louboutin Beauté. The newly formed company, which marks Christian Louboutin’s first foray into the beauty industry, will develop and globally market luxury beauty products across a number of classifications.
“Christian Louboutin understands how women want to see themselves – stylish, compelling and beautiful”
“We are delighted to collaborate with Christian Louboutin to translate his world-renowned creative vision into the luxury beauty world,” says Robin Burns, Chairman & Co-Founder of Batallure Beauty. “Wearing a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes completely transforms a woman and Christian will bring that same transformative quality to women through his beauty products.”
“Twenty years ago I started what I thought would be a small adventure, which ended up becoming a company. The beauty adventure is a natural extension for someone like me, who likes to empower women and to be a part of creating beauty seems like the right next step,” added Christian Louboutin.
“Christian Louboutin understands how women want to see themselves – stylish, compelling and beautiful,” added Sam Ghusson, Batallure President & CEO. “We look forward to partnering with Christian in building Christian Louboutin Beauté into a significant business.”
“Batallure was a natural choice for our partnership. Not only do Robin and Sam have such great expertise in the beauty industry, but most importantly they share our values and global vision for the brand," added Alexis Mourot, Christian Louboutin Chief Operating Officer and General Manager.
The first Christian Louboutin Beauté products are expected to launch late 2013.
About Christian Louboutin, S.A.
Founded by Christian Louboutin in 1991 with its first shop on Rue Jean-Jacques Rousseau in Paris, Christian Louboutin today is a global luxury brand, defined by its sense of whimsy, style, passion, and innovation. The iconic red sole is uniquely identifiable and the signature of all Christian Louboutin shoes for both women and men. Fascinated equally by the worlds of culture and showgirls, exotic travels and nature, Christian Louboutin is an artist, designer, and showman. These passions influence his highly original product, store designs, and collaborations. Mr. Louboutin has topped the Luxury Institute’s annual Luxury Brand Status Index for three years – his shoes being declared the “Most Prestigious Women’s Shoes” and was recently named as one of the “All Time 100 Fashion Icons” by Time Magazine. Christian Louboutin’s shoes and handbags are highly coveted and sold only in Christian Louboutin boutiques and in the most prestigious department and specialty stores across the world as well as its own E- boutiques in Europe and North America.
Due to unparalleled success and demand, the company recently opened the first Louboutin Men’s Boutique in Paris to be followed by New York and London later this year.
About Batallure Beauty, LLC
Founded by Robin Burns and Sam Ghusson in 2006, Batallure Beauty is a brand and business development company that creates extraordinary beauty brands and engaging store experiences for a select list of clients including Abercrombie & Fitch, Express, Give Back Brands, Macy’s, Marchesa, Sephora, and Splendid. Batallure Beauty’s knowledge and experience spans global markets and distribution channels. Robin Burns is Chairman & Co-Founder. Ms. Burns has served as President and CEO of Calvin Klein Cosmetics, Estēe Lauder, and Victoria’s Secret Beauty. Sam Ghusson is President, CEO & Co-Founder. Mr. Ghusson has operational, sourcing, and manufacturing expertise. He has held executive positions in supply chain management at Calvin Klein Cosmetics, Elizabeth Arden, Victoria’s Secret Beauty, Bath & Body Works, and Gryphon Development. Christian Louboutin Beauté is a new strategic partnership and addition to their portfolio.