The ascent of Manolo

Text: Lauren Cochrane Fotos: Knesebeck Verlag

No one knows the way to a woman’s heart bet- ter than Manolo Blahnik. His shoes, described by Madonna as ‚better than sex’, have graced the most photographed women on the planet from Paloma Picasso to Diana, Princess of Wales. Yet the man himself remains an enigma. Lauren Cochrane finds out what makes him tick.

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Text © 2009 Lauren Cochrane/The Sunday Telegraph/The Interview People