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.
It's the only thing I get inspired by! I get inspired by dreams. Who cares about the rest?
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.
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.
I'm an old bag - I like old things.
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.
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.
It was so interesting that the girls were moving in such a different way.
I never wanted to be the most famous, the most beautiful, the most extravagant.
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'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.
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 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'm not very nostalgic, you see. I just don't think anybody has that kind of thing anymore. By culture, by breeding, by whatever, it's not there. The kids today-what the hell are they going to be? I like young people - yes, I do. But when I talk to people at the schools, and they say, "I saw you on the Twit," I don't even know what they are talking about.
When somebody wants to work and believes in something, it doesn't matter if you're well known or rich or whatever it is.
The only way I can cope with me and my environment is to have this kind of wall around me. I'm exhausting myself.
The only people that come to my mind in the last years are Lee McQueen and John Galliano. Truly, truly . . . How do I say? Full of ideas. Full of the smell. They just had this incredible passion for what they did.
I'm a doodler. It was my first job as a boy, and I still do it. At night I keep a block of paper and a pencil with a huge piece of string next to me. When I have an idea, I grab the string and just doodle.
It was a different social structure. I'd go to [David] Bailey's for dinner at 10:30. There were always girls there and a house full of . . . I don't know, anybody. Cecil Beaton, Diana Cooper . . . And there I am sitting down with these creatures of the 20th century, and it was normal to us.
I'm always kind of contradictory to what people want and what's selling.
But maybe I should care now because I have two or three more outlets. I have to be more adaptable color-wise to what people want. It's usually just black and pink, and that's it.
Passion is passion. It's a sort of madness and possession of what you do or what you think. This is the difference of life: passion and commerce, which most of the people know as "P.C." But people have just got "C" now instead of "P."
I'm loyal to my thoughts, to my friends.
This is what I really like the best. Loyalty. Sounds goody-goody. Maybe that's not the one you wanted.
I think Lucy Ferry, now Birley, is absolutely beautiful.
She's a modern girl, but she moves beautifully. Amanda [Harlech] moves beautifully when she's not working. All those English leftover society girls.
I wish I was making shoes instead of reading or watching movies, which is what I do in my free time.