Louboutin dazzles with Starlight nail polish

Shoe designer Louboutin is to release a luxury edition of his signature red polish

Luxury shoe designer Christian Louboutin is to release Starlight, a luxury edition of his signature red nail polish, Rouge Louboutin, which launched in the summer.

Louboutin will only produce 1,000 Starlight skus, at €600 a bottle. The normal edition costs $50.

The 20.5cm-long black cap of Starlight has been adorned with 1,500 two-tone, hand-glued Strass crystals. Crystals have also been attached to two cut-out flowers in red leather, which are fixed to the glossy black box and echo the design of the company's Pensamoi (Think of Me) sandals from the winter 2014 collection.

The company claims its super-glossy formula delivers 20 layers worth of traditional lacquer in just two coats. The cap design comes in shades of silver, pewter and gold, and echoes the heel of Louboutin's Ballerina Ultima, the highest heel created by the house, which was based on a calligraphy pen.

The nail polish is available from the Christian Louboutin website and selected stockists including Harrods, Harvey Nichols and Selfridges.