Christian Louboutin believes the natural look is very ''unsophisticated''.

The celebrated shoe designer has revealed he thinks women who don't look after themselves or take pride in their appearance are inherently unsophisticated and uncultured.

He said: ''Being natural is like being unsophisticated. I do think you can be naturally sophisticated just like you can be naturally smart.

''There is something that's ingrained in people. It's not because you have been taught that way. Naturally, some people are more sophisticated.

''Natural shouldn't be no make-up, roots, being in pyjamas all year long. Thank God, culture has elevated people more than that.''

The footwear maven - who is preparing to launch his debut beauty range - has always believed women should be glamorous at all times and have a high-maintenance make-up and hair routine.

Christian added in an interview with WWD: ''As a kid, I was always like, 'Why, if a girl is sophisticated, if she cleans her hair, if she wears make-up, is she stupid? Tell me why a woman who likes to put on heels and who cleans her hair is a stupid woman?' And no one was explaining everything.

''They were like, 'Oh, because [if you focus on your appearance] you're a kept woman and you're an image for the man.' I just don't think women are all that stupid.''