Top 12 of Manolo Blahnik’s Most Memorable Quotes Manolo Blahnik In His Own Words

Manolo Blahnik; In His Own Words


Spanish fashion designer Manolo Blahnik is known around the globe for his designs, fine craftsmanship and artisan work on some of the most beautiful shoes in the world.  His designs are works of arts to not only be worn, but studied for their beauty and architecture.  Blahnik has also uttered quite a few witty quips over the years and I have compiled a list of the best ones.  Enjoy!

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

2.     The secret of toe cleavage, a very important part of the sexuality of the shoe; you must only show the first two cracks.

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

4.     I love exaggerated, and I love eccentric, but you must be comfortable. Otherwise it is nonsense. There is nothing charming about a woman who             cannot walk in her shoes.

5.    You put high heels on and you change.

6.     The imprint of Miss Hepburn is absolutely, totally present. Like it or not, she will be the most important look of the twentieth century.

7.    It’s the only thing I get inspired by! I get inspired by dreams. Who cares about the rest?

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

 9.     I’m going to do what I do, even more exaggerated. This is my attitude always. I don’t betray myself at all.

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

11.    The greatest luxury is being free.

12.   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.


  1. These are some great quotes! I cannot walk properly in heels so he would not find me charming at all.

  2. I love all of these quotes. Especially the one about not ever betraying yourself!
    xo Jessica

  3. This made me chuckle. Numbers 1 and 5 are totally true!

  4. I am all about comfortable shoes for most days. If I am in pain, it shows on my face and I can’t have fun. But I do like his quotes and his heels 😉

    #5 & #11 has to be my favorite.


  5. I remember when I first heard about toe cleavage, I was intrigued. Now I make sure all my pumps have this!

    the Fashion Sherlock

    • I wasn’t sure that I liked it at first, but now I really do! xo

  6. I know the man made one of the most memorable shoes ever, but I don’t like when men have opinions about how women wear heels. Wearing heels ain’t easy, lol! But I still like his shoes and quote #11

  7. Such inspiring quotes! I love my heels and I love the way I fell in it. As it is rightly said, ‘Give a woman the proper shoes and she will conquer the world’.

  8. the greatest luxury is to be free and if I may add to learn how not to care about what other people think of you. This will really set you free. Iconic quotes from a great designer!

  9. Loved this post ! What a wise man. His shoes are to die for but I doubt I could ever ask in them.

  10. Number ONE NUMBER ONE NUMBER ONE. Although it was probably said in a way where it meant people should learn how to walk in their heels.
    But I can’t.
    So, instead of NOT being able to walk in my shoes, I choose flats!

  11. Great idea for a post

  12. Manolo Blahnik shoes are an ultimate possession any women could own! I wish I could afford even a single pair of its shoes. These are a real temptation!

  13. Love these…and coming from the shoe guru himself. The first one has me laughing out loud. So fun to read.

  14. You did put together some great quotes. They all sound very fun. Would have been nice to really talk to this person.

    • Thank you David! Manolo Blahnik is the foremost shoe designer in the world so just collecting his quotes was a feat!

  15. I could swear by all these quotes! And i do know how the body sways in heels! Great collection there! Do check out my blog-

    • Thanks Mansi! I’m glad that you enjoyed the collection of quotes! xo

  16. Love Manolo Blahnik ….and loved all his quotes

  17. He sounds like a witty man. I like the last few quotes.

  18. I love these quotes. I need a pair of those heels too. I haven’t worn heels in years. I’ve gained weight so I avoid them. Another reason to lose weight.

    • You would look great, Valerie! Every woman looks great in Manolo Blahniks 🙂 xo

  19. This is education. I totally agree with number one. But, I have issues. I try hard to own my heals.

    • Once you learn to walk in heels, it’s becomes somewhat easy. It’s a feat that I haven’t totally mastered myself. But I’m trying! 🙂 xo

  20. Definitely loving the quotes! I love the way it was incorporated.

  21. Love the toes quote -will try to follow that, he’s amazing!

    Love from Costa Rica,

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