Top 54 Manolo Blahnik Quotes

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“Really, the ’70s and ’80s were a blur.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“I think of each new season as an evolution, not a change in style.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“You put high heels on and you change.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“Maintenance is terribly important.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“About half my designs are controlled fantasy, 15 percent are total madness and the rest are bread-and-butter designs.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“I put everything I think is sexy into my shoes.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“Men tell me that I’ve saved their marriages. It costs them a fortune in shoes, but it’s cheaper than a divorce. So I’m still useful, you see.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“What is fashion? It’s discipline. Discipline and a credo to do only the best, down to the smallest detail.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“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.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“If I was a woman, I would be dressed in the same thing for a month and just change my hat and gloves. Maybe my shoes too; yes, I see what you mean but, really, it’s jewels that change an outfit.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“Sometimes I hate a shoe in seconds.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“My shoes are special shoes for discerning feet.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“Papa died when he was 77.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“I am insecure. Everyone’s insecure.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“I always love China, especially the old China.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“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.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“My mother is incredible. I mean, still is today.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“Most of the people nowadays send their things by internet. But I cannot work that way. I like to do it myself.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“I get more tired by travelling than anything.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“I never wanted to be the most famous, the most beautiful, the most extravagant.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“I am not a movie star or a football player, I just do my thing.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“I think I am one of the smallest surviving brands.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“I hate these platforms that are all over the place today; they are all about grabbing attention. They are suburban! I never do a platform. Well, I did, in the 1970s, but that was a bad experience.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“I just don’t get death at all. Yes, it’s there. But I don’t get it.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“I eat a lot of chocolate.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“I’m like an old vampire, so it’s important to talk to young people.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“Trends don’t interest me.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“In London I feel free; nobody bothers anyone and everyone is free to express themselves.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“If I look back I feel frightened, not happy, because my life is a bit of a mystery to me.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“I couldn’t care less about business.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“There is nothing charming about a woman who cannot walk in her shoes.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“I’m mad for satin.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“Paris is paramount for fashion, always was – always will be.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“I hate celebrities.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“I like women with style to wear my shoes.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“The greatest luxury is being free.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“I do think one should have clean feet.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“My mother has an incredible rigidity, which is very Catholic.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“I hate to travel with stuff.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“People walk differently in high heels. Your body sways to a different kind of tempo.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“I don’t know why my shoes are so popular – I am always surprised and mystified by it.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“I was possessed by London.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“A lot of things trigger my inspiration. It can be the most banal things.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“I don’t belong to anyone.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“I’m OK: I don’t need money.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“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.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“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.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“I don’t consider myself a fashion designer.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“My whole life has been a huge mistake, but what a divine mistake – doing something that I adore.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“I’m very self-critical.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“I’m very painful to deal with when I create a shoe.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“The gimmicky thing I’m not very keen on.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“I’ve never been tempted to do these hideous furniture shoes.”

― Manolo Blahnik

“I never thought that I would sell to young people, but now girls who are 14 and 15 buy my shoes.”

― Manolo Blahnik
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