In the 2000s, Manolo Blahnik was the ultimate shoe star.
That was thanks in part to his starring roles in “Sex and the City” and “Marie Antoinette,” which catapulted him to global fame.
Blahnik also debuted his first-ever museum restrospective at the London Design Museum in 2003, and his iconic Hangisi in 2008.
Here, the designer talks about his top Y2K moments.
The Real “Sex and the City” Story
Carrie Bradshaw was robbed for her Manolos. She discovered Blahnik Mary Janes in the Vogue shoe closet. And after her shoes were swiped at a baby shower, Ms. Bradshaw registered herself at the Manolo Blahnik boutique on 54th Street.
During its legendary six-year run that ended in 2004, Manolo and his shoes were almost like a fifth co-star — and his history with SATC actually began with author Candace Bushnell.
“I met her in the shop in London, and then I read the book, and it was fun, a really good time. And [I loved] Patricia Field, the lovely lady who did the costumes. We did have a wonderful time with those wonderful girls. It seems like such a long time ago. I remember they sent me the tape and I thought it was so boring in the