I knew about Manolo Blahnik long before Sarah Jessica Parker started strutting around in his shoes as Carrie Bradshaw in Sex and the City. I used to walk past his head office on Old Church Street quite often as a friend of mine, Christoph, lived a few doors down. It was and is always fun to look at his window displays. The man really knows how to make beautiful shoes.
Today he is a household name and thanks to the American series mentioned above he is known from one end of the world to the next. The commercial value is unbelievable and he would have had to pay millions for advertising to reach the same result.
I suppose he is laughing all the way to the bank.