The Star (Nairobi)

10 February 2014

Kenya: Manolo Blahnik Wants Lupita to Wear His Shoes to the Oscars

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Spanish fashion designer and founder of the self-named, high-end shoe brand, Manolo Blahnik wants Kenyan actress and Hollywood's 'style icon', Lupita Nyongo to wear his shoes for the Oscars.

During an interview with an E! News reporter, Blahnik said he would like Lupita who is the "Hollywood it girl" to wear his shoes at the red carpet of the Oscars.

Manolo Blahnik have become quite the favourite must-have brand in the pop culture circles, with famous Hollywood stars gushing and swooning over the footwear.

In the popular long-running TV show Sex and the City Blahniks are a particular favourite of the character Carrie Bradshaw and as a result are mentioned frequently. A notable episode illustrating the brand's prestige is "What Goes Around Comes Around" from Season 3 in which Carrie is mugged. During her assault the assailant demands she surrender her shoes, demanding them by the brand's name. Also in part one of the Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn film, Bella Swan wears Manolo Blahnik shoes for her wedding.

They are also mentioned in the third part of the E. L. James trilogy, Fifty Shades of Grey, a mirrored pair of Manolos are the accent to a clubbing night in Aspen, Colorado.

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