Paris: French footwear designer Christian Louboutin, who is set to launch his debut beauty range, says going for the "natural look" makes women inherently "unsophisticated".

"Being natural is like being unsophisticated. I do think you can be naturally sophisticated just like you can be naturally smart," quoted Louboutin as saying.

"There is something that's ingrained in people. It's not because you have been taught that way. Naturally, some people are more sophisticated," said the 50-year-old.

Louboutin says "natural shouldn't be no make-up, roots, being in pyjamas all year long".

"Thank god, culture has elevated people more than that," he added.