Christian Louboutin's career is to be the focus of new retrospective in London.

The French shoe designer - renowned for his use of a bright red under-sole on all of his footwear - will have much of his work on display at the British capital's Design Museum from March 28 to July 1 2012.

In addition to documenting his life's work, the retrospective will also offer viewers and insight into how he creates shoes, as well as his influences and original designs.

It will also contain images from the 2007 movie 'Fetish', made in collaboration between Christian and director David Lynch.

Last month Christian revealed he would be creating a book documenting his most iconic styles during his 20 year career.

The tome - which has yet to be named - will be divided into six chapters, including a personal biography and his collaborative work with the likes of CHANEL and YVES SAINT LAURENT.

Some of Louboutin's most treasured friends and models, including the likes of Dita Von Teese, Mika and Kristen Scott Thomas have also contributed to the tome.