If we didn't love our own grandfather, we'd want Manolo Blahnik to take his place. He sat down with China Chow to talk shoes, of course, at his favorite LA diner. He goes there because he loves the french fries and is obsessed with milkshakes. In fact, by the time this video starts, he's on his second because he doesn't "care about his body", which makes us love him even more. He talks crazy fans and crazy shoes, all the while rocking a crazy polka dot bow-tie. At the end, we kind of want to hug him, and we kind of want to go buy shoes.
Manolo Blahnik Is Still Trying to Create the Perfect Shoe
Last night I stopped by Manolo Blahnik's 54th Street boutique where the shoe designer was on hand with author Camilla Morton to sign copies of their new book, Manolo Blahnik and the Tale of the Elves & the Shoemaker (Morton wrote it, Blahnik did the illustrations). I only had four minutes to talk to the man whose creations threatened to send Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw into debt, as the crowd of extremely posh Blahnik-shod women waiting to have the master sign their shoes and books was growing larger by the second. It makes sense that Morton chose to create a fairy tale of Blahnik's life since it seems to have played out that way. "Everything in my life is an accident," he says, downplaying his talent and intense work ethic that has led to his 39-years long successful career. And as the protagonist of a fairy tale, Blahnik--whimsical, witty and utterly charming--fits the bill. Here's how my four minutes with Manolo Blahnik played out.