To celebrate 20 years of beautiful shoes, Christian Louboutin is releasing today (31/10/2011) a huge hardback volume to mark his iconic career to date and showcase some of his most creative and fantastical designs. Over the years, Christian has provided many pairs of studded, jewelled and brightly coloured trainers, slippers and shoes for Mika, not only for his explosive stage shows but also for daily wear. As long term friends and in some ways collaborators, Mika was asked to take part in the book. Two photo shoots in Paris and London (and much fun and mischief) lead to Mika’s inclusion in the book, some of which you can see in this image gallery. A behind the scenes video was also shot, check it out below. The book itself is stunning and a recommended purchase – out today, published by Rizzoli. A large Louboutin retrospective will follow at the Design Museum in London next year.