About Manolo Blahnik:
Manuel "Manolo" Blahnik Rodríguez is a Spanish fashion designer and founder of the self-named, high-end shoe brand.
What is fashion? It's discipline. Discipline and a credo to do only the best, down to the smallest detail.
My shoes are special shoes for discerning feet.
Papa died when he was 77.
I am insecure. Everyone's insecure.
Really, the '70s and '80s were a blur.
Everything is global now. It's not London, it's not Spain, it's not Italy - everything is everywhere. So you have to be everywhere, I guess.
I am not a movie star or a football player, I just do my thing.
I'm like an old vampire, so it's important to talk to young people.
There is nothing charming about a woman who cannot walk in her shoes.
Paris is paramount for fashion, always was - always will be.
The greatest luxury is being free.
I do think one should have clean feet.
People walk differently in high heels. Your body sways to a different kind of tempo.
I don't know why my shoes are so popular - I am always surprised and mystified by it.
I eat a lot of chocolate.
A lot of things trigger my inspiration. It can be the most banal things.
I put everything I think is sexy into my shoes.
I don't belong to anyone.
I do and re-do things that I used to do in a flash, because I want to be more perfectionist about these things. Maybe it sounds pompous and pretentious, but that's the way I feel.
The greatest shoemaker in England for many, many decades; he used to be the royal shoe-maker for the Queen Mother. This is where I learnt my trade.