An emotional Christian Louboutin told the audience at the Evening Standard Theatre Awards how he refused to cancel his trip to London after the Paris terror attacks because he will not “live in fear”. The French shoe designer presented the first of the night’s prizes, for best design, alongside actress Jessica Brown Findlay. It went to Anna Fleischle for Hangmen at the Royal Court.
Fighting back tears, he said: “I cannot hide the fact that it is very difficult for me to be on stage tonight. “For those who don’t know me, I’m Christian Louboutin. I’m a French citizen, born, raised and still living in Paris.