Christian Louboutin for ELLE Decor
French shoe designer Christian Louboutin lives between two worlds. One is the realm of fashion and star-studded events—the signature red-soled stilettos he creates make regular appearances on international red carpets. The other is a private retreat nestled in the desert near the Egyptian city of Aswân, not far from the banks of the Nile. (The ruins of an ancient temple stand within walking distance of his house.) Louboutin comes here throughout the year to design new collections, rest, and practice yoga.