dita-von-teese-louboutin.jpgChristian Louboutin has revealed that burlesque superstar Dita Von Teese is the inspiration behind his shoe empire. He explained: "Dita is the ultimate showgirl and top of my list of muses. When she was 11, she dreamt of living a glamorous life and now she lives the dream."

Von Teese has always had a special relationship with Louboutin's shoes. Earlier in the year she debuted his opulent Marie Antoinnette heels on the red carpet, and she was once papped showing off the underside of a very badly scuffed pair of red Louboutin soles, prompting some rather bitchy remarks on her attitude to shoe care. Personally, I think that's just evidence of a very much loved and well worn pair of shoes!