Every day I ready terrible, PR articles that proclaim rubbish like “Cheese Will Make You Live 20 Minutes Longer”, “Tree Hugging Made Me A Better Parent” and “Vodka Cured My Itchy Nose” or whatever is the latest pseudoscience miracle cure is. Today, Vogue Online made me less of a pessimist with a report I can really jump on board with.
Manolo Blahnik has proclaimed that his shoes have saved couples from marital trouble.
“The male reaction to heels is half normal and half perversion, but some men tell me I’ve saved their marriage,” he says. “The first thing men look at are a woman’s legs, and there is nothing more flattering than high heels.”
The footwear legend, whose shoes are worn by all from Sarah Jessica Parker to Naomi Campbell, admits that he has little interest in the world of celebrity.
“It’s not the vulgarity of it – vulgarity’s ok and bad taste is ok too, sometimes – although when all those football people buy your shoes…Really I’m not interested in all that.”
Who does Blahnik think has worn his designs best?
“Princess Diana was special. She wore my shoes with such grace and had a luminosity I’ve only seen matched by Julie Christie. Maybe Kate Moss has something of that too, now, because she’s funny as well as being beautiful, but really the whole celebrity phenomenon is only of importance because it makes you money.”