“I had been calling Manolo Blahnik every month for about 2 years and couldn’t get anyone to take my calls. It was my birthday and I decided to try them again and this time I told the receptionist that it was my birthday, to my surprise George Malkemus, CEO of Manolo Blahnik, picked up the line and said 'Happy birthday! Let’s set up an appointment.' We met in NYC the following week and that was the beginning of one our most important and cherished business partnerships.”
Photo at right: Manolo Blahnik signing shoes to devotees.