We take a look at some of Manolo Blahnik's die-hard celebrity fans!
When Carrie Bradshaw, the shoe-loving central character of the TV series Sex And The City, took a wrong turn after lunch in SoHo she found herself on one of New York's grungier side streets and face-to-face with a mugger. "Please sir," she pleaded. "You can take my Fendi baguette; you can take my ring and my watch, but don't take my Manolo Blahniks."
Unfortunately for Carrie, the mugger did just that and ran off with her favourite pair of strappy sandals. Thanks in part to Sex And The City Manolo Blahnik has become one of the handful of designers whose name is synonymous with their product. In his case it is his Christian name, because 'Manolo' is now used as slang to describe very expensive, very beautiful shoes.
The famous shoe designer turned 70 just last month and to celebrate, we take a look at some of his famous clientele rocking his fancy footwear.