Check out our gallery of styles from the Christian Louboutin 20th anniversary collection here.

Legendary shoe designer Christian Louboutin has just launched a capsule collection to celebrate 20 years of his iconic footwear. After a lavish party at New York's prestigious Bergdorf Goodman store this weekend where everything from the cake to the balloons was red, the king of heels unveiled the new range, which includes some truly remarkable pieces: we love the use of perspex in thecute peep-toe heels above, and there are some beautiful sketches doing the rounds, too. 

It's hard to believe that the Louboutin label, which always feels so "current", has actually survived 20 years in the fashion biz, but it really has been that long since the Parisian design genius first had the idea of painting red nail polish on the soles of his shoes. It's taken a lot more than that splash of scarlet to secure Louboutin's central position in the world of shoes, however, and this 26-piece collection really demonstrates the incredible skill and flair for show-stopping style that marks him out as a deserved footwear hero.

The 20th anniversary capsule collection will be available to buy at an exclusive pop-up shop in Selfridges in London from 27th February, before hitting Christian Louboutin stores from March.