Manolo Blahnik Has Thoughts On Our Favorite Kates

This year has seen two royal weddings, both with brides named Kate. (Sorry, Kim.) And because everyone had/has/will continue to have thoughts on both of the British nuptials, let’s hear what master cobbler Manolo Blahnik has to say about Kates Middleton and Moss.

In an interview with Footwear News, Blahnik took some time to discuss the official royal wedding:

“I love pomp and circumstance, and I’m very respectful of tradition, [so the wedding was nice to see]. Kate and William are great [spokespeople] for England. They are so popular, and that will help the country during troubled times. They will bring in a lot of money. It’s nice to see them grow up, but it’s kind of depressing because you realize so much time has passed. I remember William running around at Kensington Palace with his mother.”

Well, he’s definitely honest! He had more of a hand in the unofficial royal wedding, however, as he made Moss’s bridal shoes:

“We did them five times to get them the way she wanted. My workers are the best people. I wouldn’t be here without them. The shoes arrived the day before and there were too many jewels on the heel because of the long train. So we had women working up until midnight to change it. I’ve known Kate since she was a little girl. The wedding was divine. Kate has such a presence. You just have to feel it.”

We also learned some other things! Blahnik listens to folk music and Amy Winehouse, wears Brooks Brothers and Ralph Lauren, and would like to do some sort of American shoe collaboration. Also, we’re sad to report that Blahnik belongs to the “fashion designers who hate email” club. Sigh.


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