All hail his Highness of high heels
We all know Manolo Blahnik is wonderful. There's a reason why people fall all over themselves for his shoes -- they're not just status symbols (like a Louis Vuitton bag. I will never get that obsession), but they are truly works of art. Blahnik designs whimsical, modern, sexy shoes, with the added bonus of genuinely caring about not destroying our feet. The engineering of his heels is just as important as the design.
Not only that, he's a gentleman. I had the unbelievable privilege of interviewing him a few years ago, and he gave me the greatest compliment I've ever received. He liked my shoes. Technically, they were my mother's pumps from the '80s, but what Manolo doesn't know won't hurt him.
His warmth and inexhaustable love for what he does is apparent in Suzy Menkes' interview below. Incidentally, he wore that same purple suit when I met him! Precious!
Added bonus!See? Precious!