But for male mere mortals? Well, let’s just say those lucky enough to be kept abreast of the maestro’s work have generally been informed during long hours spent in his 17 stores worldwide, whilst females friends exulted in all that colour and creativity.
Manolo Blahnik debuts his first men’s store
Once upon a time, to be in a possession of a pair of Manolo Blahnik men’s shoes was to be a member of a particularly rarified group. Over the years the celebrated designer has shod numerous famous friends (Mick Jagger, David Hockney, Bryan Ferry – the Three Graces of Seventies and Eighties Brit cool) and the odd shop assistant (I bumped into fellow designer Nick Ashley recently, who was still wearing the cowhide Chelsea boots his former boss had made for him 30 or more years before).