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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.
Photo: Courtesy of Manolo Blahnik.