Swizz Beatz with Christian Louboutin in May 2010.
Photo: Getty Images/Christian Louboutin
Swizz Beatz dropped by the MTV2 Sucker Free studios this week to talk fashion with host DJ Envy, where Swizz confirmed his appreciation for high-fashion accessories. Aside from sitting on the design board of Swiss watch company Audemars Piguet, he also has a steady collaboration with French luxury shoe designer Christian Louboutin. “That’s like a brother from another mother,” Swizz says of Louboutin. “We met two years ago now it was on my friends boat. And he was sitting there and he was chilling, and I’m thinking it was going to be a 10-minute conversation and it turned into being six hours. We came up with concepts right there.” The most famous of the collaborative designs are the spiky loafers, lace-ups, and sneakers, which have landed on everyone from Kanye West to Diddy to Chad Ochocinco. And Swizz is still working with Louboutin. “Now we’re leading to a lot of different things,” Swizz said. “Now, it’s showtime.”
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