The legendary shoe designer was in town to sign his new book, Manolo's New Shoes. The gorgeous tome showcases the designer's sketches. The illustrations remind you how a shoe can be a work of art. The new collection of Manolo Blahnik's shoes were also debuted on the Bergdorf Goodman floor that evening. It was nice to see the sketch and final product next to each other.
Ladies who lunch with a shoe fetish sipped champagne as they lined up to meet the designer. Vogue editor Andre Leon Talley camped himself in a corner to bellow out instructions to the department store staff. He also bullied Mr. Blahnik into putting on a pair of his own designs to pose with his book for a photo op.