The Odd Couple: Gareth Thomas and Christian Louboutin unlikely friendship

Gareth Thomas is - as you've never seen before.

Far from the usual images of the hero of Welsh rugby player, surrounded by heavy mud-caked, show a business relationship with an increasingly surreal French team-mate C Couture shoemaker Christian Louboutin.

The 6 feet 3 inches and French rugby as Alfie, 5 feet 6 inches have been friends since Thomas came to be known as a gay 18 months ago.

In a photo shoot on the distance of the identical pair of spotless white rugby kits on the road.

Louboutin has also constitute tie strings Thomas as the pair of extravagant costumes in 1000.

The photos were taken London by the renowned photographer Derrick Santini for ES Magazine.

The photographer has captured countless sports stars and familiar faces of Yorkshire Lady GaGa Lily Allen.

Speaking to the Western Mail, said: It seems they built a good friendship. They are both characters.

The magazine had some good ideas for the shoot and that is where the concept of wine.

Christians and Gareth have to do the shooting. I work with many sports stars and celebrities I am very happy with the photos and seemed to be.

Alfie and the designers met for the first time since the last reading of the stars of the Rugby torment, to hide their sexuality, and how nearly led to suicide.

Louboutin, said he was so moved by the story he cut a pair of embroidered shoes without laces are specifically sent to the Welsh Tattoos copies as gifts.

Presented two friends and they pass the course immediately.

As they met for lunch in Cardiff dates and walks along the coast of Wales that his platonic friendship grew.

Louboutin said that he was playing for the Welsh rugby in Toulouse admire Thomas in 2005.

The designer, a favorite of the celebrity A listers is acting with their feet trademark scarlet soles with Victoria Beckham and Beyonce said of the few sports that I ever wanted, and, interestingly, Gareth is one of them.

Thomas agreed, saying: When I went on the field, had so much hatred, that I had to go. Hate what he has done, hatred for what I Caller ID literally in the field in the war.

The people of Wales describes me as one of the most passionate player they had ever seen, and became a big part of the unit. If not for rugby, he said, had this rage in street fighting.

Although Thomas had a great support when he left friends, family and even Mickey Rourke C, which is featured in a film of his life, he is the package C Louboutin surprised to receive him.

accompany Evening Standard in an interview with the photo session, Thomas said: I like to think I'm doing my part to help, but I am in this world?

In February, the couple was from Western embassies sister paper Wales on Sunday for lunch photographed Hilton Razzi restaurant in Cardiff.

Alfie could easily be seen to be with his signature Louboutin red soles, walking in the downtown area.

Agent Thomas Emanuele Palladino said they were different worlds, but became friends after Louboutins generous gesture.

The pair is now reported to work, start finding a new TV show Project Runway style designer shoes on the top.