If There Were More People Like Manolo Blahnik…

by Chikashi

… the world would be a better place. Furthermore, on Manolo an Anderson & Sheppard jacket does have its charm, perhaps because I cannot imagine him ever in a jacket with straight shoulders and clean chest… Funny, that.

From Harper’s Bazaar:

Manolo Blahnik

On marriage

Men tell me that I’ve saved their marriages. It costs them a fortune in shoes, but it’s cheaper than a divorce. So I’m still useful, you see.

On formal training

I didn’t need it, because I’ve got the best taste in the world.

On toe cleavage

The secret of toe cleavage, a very important part of the sexuality of the shoe; you must only show the first two cracks.

On Sex and the City

If people talk to me about Sex and the City I get sick.

On his shoes

About half my designs are controlled fantasy, 15 percent are total madness, and the rest are bread-and-butter designs.

On Kate Middleton

She’s the most ravishing young woman in the royal family… I think she wore my shoes once, but I’m not very good on keeping track of TV and newspapers.

On Audrey Hepburn

The imprint of Miss Hepburn is absolutely, totally present. Like it or not, she will be the most important look of the twentieth century.

On his career

My whole life has been a huge mistake, but what a divine mistake – doing something that I adore.

On walking in high heels

There is nothing charming about a woman who cannot walk in her shoes.