Most women love shoes, especially a pair of great heels, but the average woman will never be able to afford a pair of designer shoes like Jimmy Choo, Manolo Blahnik or Christian Louboutin.
Jimmy Choo was born in Malaysia and started constructing his first pair of shoes at age 11 and he worked as a cleaner at a shoe factory before his talent was recognised. In a 1988 issue of Vogue, an unprecedented eight-page spread was dedicated to his hand-made creations. Princess Diana was a big fan of his shoes.
Manolo Blahnik was made famous by Carrie Bradshaw from the Sex and the City TV series. The designer was born and raised in the Canary Islands, studied art in Paris, then began writing for Vogue Italia before focusing solely on designing footwear.
Christian Louboutin’s shoes are easily recognised because of their distinctive red soles. He developed a love of shoes from the age of 12 and isn’t afraid to embellish his footwear. Fans include Angelia Jolie, Oprah, Cameron Diaz and Rihanna.