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It's difficult to describe what it's like to meet a true legend, like shoe designer Manolo Blahnik. Way before Sex and the City, the world’s most discerning, stylish women were wearing Blahnik’s heels. Seriously — as soon as you step into the brand’s Old Church Street boutique and pick up one of the immaculate creations, you'll never look at another shoe the same way.
This season, the designer took over a labyrinth of suites at the Covent Garden Hotel to showcase his brand’s latest collection, and a campaign film the stylist Michael Roberts shot with Lucy Birley and Rupert Everett, playing a couple of the verge of divorce, with a different shoe in every shot (sometimes, even worn on the head). While talking us through the film, the great man was kind enough to answer our questions. Read on for his insight on everything from Baldini to Bardot.
When it comes to layers, it’s hard to know exactly what you want or need — and how to explain it to your stylist. With the help of celebrity stylists Harry Josh and Ryan Richman, we’ve rounded up everything you need to go into your appointment prepared. Consultation “Layers are great when you don’t want to read
The Lanvin show was last on yesterday's Paris Fashion Week lineup, and it took a strong second wind for us to strut our jet-lagged selves up to the venue (in the dark, in heels, on cobblestone). We could see the crowd forming from down the block, and it was mostly lookers on attempting to glimpse the front row read