There is nothing charming about a woman who cannot walk in her shoes.— Manolo Blahnik
The most proven Manolo Blahnik quotes that will inspire your inner self
The secret of toe cleavage, a very important part of the sexuality of the shoe;
you must only show the first two cracks.
Shoes are the quickest way for women to achieve instant metamorphosis.
I love exaggerated, and I love eccentric, but you must be comfortable.
Otherwise it is nonsense. There is nothing charming about a woman who cannot walk in her shoes.
About half my designs are controlled fantasy, 15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs.
The imprint of Miss Hepburn is absolutely, totally present.
Like it or not, she will be the most important look of the twentieth century.
Some people just use beautiful things to just shop or to have a tribal feeling - 'Oh, blah, blah, blah, I'm wearing Hermes; blah, blah, blah, I'm wearing Saint Laurent; blah-blah blah' - because it's like a need, a tribe, recognition: 'Ahh, my Rolex.' But I run away from anything which is too recognizable - it's my nature.
It's the only thing I get inspired by! I get inspired by dreams. Who cares about the rest?
The greatest luxury is being free.
You realize how much fun we did have, with no money at all.
We'd stay in peoples' homes in Tangiers. When you're young, you invite yourself.
I don't even think about the word. But I do have certain things where I just go, "Aaaaahhh," irritatingly boring and insistent because I want it to look that way and I can do it - I don't even know if you'd call it passion or obsession. Obsession, possibly, but I really love what I do.
My shoes are special shoes for discerning feet.
You get two weeks after you do a shoe where you can test whether it's good or not - if you're going to like it in 20 years. Then I know that it's going to be my shoe for a long time. That doesn't happen very often, but it happens.
Alas, passion is conducive to certain other things because when you have too much passion and you have too much work, you possibly end up having black holes. The danger is too much passion.
I'm an old bag - I like old things.
It was so interesting that the girls were moving in such a different way.
When I was out of favor and people didn't want that type of boot, flats, or high heels with the elegant, dainty things, it gave me much more energy.
Women are wearing tight and sexy clothes again.
It is the body-conscious mentality, and women are revealing every bulge.
I never wanted to be the most famous, the most beautiful, the most extravagant.
I never watched those Spice Girls. I didn't enjoy that at all. So I didn't know Victoria Beckham well. But she came out with this pretty boy, got married, and the boy got more tattoos and more tattoos. And then I met her a few times, and we started work, and something happened. You know, she wanted it. She loves what she's doing.
I think I make shoes quite okay.
These are very dainty and superrefined, but really vile.
I saw this vision with a beautiful plastic bag in Kensington High Street, .
.. and then you didn't see the face because he had this blond thing [indicating a sweeping fringe across his face] that was, you know, too much!
I'd been to Saint Petersburg before, but there's been a change in people's minds. Maybe it's a fashionable thing, but people have returned to the churches. I went to a Russian Orthodox and a Catholic church - both of the queues, enormous!
I watched L'eclisse  with Alain Delon and Monica Vitti.
Changed my world. What a glamorous and modern film. This is what a genius is - the thing of a genius. The dresses, the tiny heels, the Cardin look, the boys dressed up as Italian gigolos - it was divine, very modern. [Michelangelo] Antonioni, I loved and I realized: how modern.
I'm a great observer of delicate situations and women.
I really like that bygone type of movement, and for a long time I had been looking for it.
I adore Jean-Louis Trintignant - even at 100 years old he's fabulous.
That kind of woman who used to be there at the time is not here any longer.
In 10 years, people disappear. But I fantasize still about those kinds of women, and that kind of life that doesn't really exist any longer.
Peter Hinwood found all these old pictures - Polaroids - and when I saw them, I just didn't believe that the person in them was connected with me. I was in a hotel room with one of those front-and-back mirrors, and I thought, Who the hell is that? I used to be thin as a rake. I used to have the nice-shaped pecs. It's sad. No, it's not sad, it's the reality, and I've accepted this now.
I'm going to do what I do, even more exaggerated.
This is my attitude always. I don't betray myself at all.
I didn't need it [formal training], because I've got the best taste in the world.
I only saw one collection of Victoria Beckham, and I thought it was very much like Pierre Cardin or Marcel Rochas dresses. She's thought about it, and she knows what she wants. And people buy it, so that means she works. She has this incredible will power to do something that she likes to do. And I love that. I respect that.
I forget about the diseases that I have. I don't want to know.
I'm totally twisted. Instead of, "Oh god, I don't have platforms - they won't like me," I was much more, "I'm doing what I'm doing, and if you don't want to buy it, then don't buy, but that's just what I'm gonna do." It gave me strength. It worked for me.
I thought Victoria Beckham was going to be one of those pop girls, but she's absolutely the complete opposite. She's a working girl. She knows what she wants. And when she doesn't know, she really prepares herself. I love this working type of women. And she's a girl from - I don't even know where she's from.
It's the only thing I really enjoy - so fresh, even now that I'm doing the new sampling. I'm dying to go to the factory, which is like nobody's idea of fun. But it's mine.
But it is hard to resist the feeling that 70th was some kind of golden age.
I don't think about myself very much.
I like the new shoe designers. Not all of them - there are really bad ones too. But I go to the colleges with these kids for lectures, as an honorary professor or whatever, and this Chinese girl I like very much who I give the award to says to me, "You don't know how much you inspired me to do shoes." And I'm glad that I convey that kind of desire to people when they see my bloody shoes.
I really connect with Victoria Beckham's desire to do something that she wants to do. Of the girls we've been talking about, she's one of the few that has this incredible sort of "I want to do it, and I want to do it well."
I'm relating to a period that doesn't exist anymore.
I don't even know Amanda Seyfried or whatever - they're all the same!
Remain dignified, dress well, be good to other people and you’ll be fine.
When I was a boy I remember the women, how they dressed, how they behaved, what was important to them at the time. Like Lee Marvin and Gloria Grahame in The Big Heat.
I do enjoy my own company. I cannot imagine anybody entertaining me more than I do. If it sounds selfish, I don't care. I made it a religion almost.
My most treasured clothing item is first suit that I made - acid green.
It was disgusting, but I love it. It's been mended a million times, but I still wear it.
David Lynch is démodé now, if you look at his films. I looked at them the other weekend.
I'm loyal to my friends, but I have so few now.
I force myself to see people when they're here. Or when I'm here. I don't live in England that much now in the sense that I spend time in factories. I'm such a factory man now. This is really what I enjoy doing.
You'd see extraordinary-looking people around in the '70s.
It was so exciting! You'd have mad people, like Gerlinde Kostiff riding around on her bicycle with a huge hat. Everybody was doing things. I don't have any bad memories of that period.
I saw these girls like Sherilyn Fenn and Lara Flynn Boyle that should be working now instead of these anonymous girls. They're all the same.