There is no doubt that the fictional character of “Sex In The City” Carrie Bradshaw is the biggest fan girl of the iconic Manolo Blahnik shoe. And who can forget the most romantic proposal ever between characters Carrie Bradshaw (Sarah Jessica Parker) and John James “Mr. Big” Preston (Chris Noth) when in lieu of an engagement ring Mr. Big seals the deal with the M2Hangisi Satan Pumps in Cobalt Blue.
However… What many people don’t know…Manolo Blahnik is not just a high-end shoe brand. Manolo Blahnik… Is… Manuel “Manolo” Blahnik Rodríguez CBE…A Spanish fashion designer and founder of the self-named…high-end luxury shoe brand.
During a chance meeting in 1970 with Diana Vreeland, the Editor-In-Chief of U.S. Vogue, Manolo Blahnik presented his Fashion and Set Portfolio and was giving the advice by Diana Vreeland to concentrate on designing footwear…And the rest is history. This year the Couture Council honored Manolo Blahnik with the 2015 Couture Council Award. The event took place at the David H. Koch Theater at the Lincoln Center in the city that never sleeps…New York City.