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Christian Louboutin: On the Heels of Success

French shoe designer Christian Louboutin prides himself on creating high heels that are not just uncomfortable, but downright painful.

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Yet, his heels are in high demand.

Louboutin is celebrating 20 years in business and Tuesday a sampling of some of his high heels went on display at The Design Museum in London.

Louboutin's interest in high heels began as a teenager, hanging out in Paris music halls where he would admire the pretty confections on the dancers' feet.

The BBC's Rebecca Jones spoke to Louboutin.

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    A shoe by designer Christian Louboutin is seen during a media viewing of his retrospective exhibition at the Design Museum in London. (Photo: REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth)