*Cole Haan $115
*pics from Neiman Marcus
Mr Purnell, Culture Secretary, said:
“Manolo Blahnik is one of only a handful of designers whose name is synonymous with their product. His avant garde designs mixed with timeless classics. By basing his business in London, Mr Blahnik has played a huge part in enhancing the reputation of the capital as a leading fashion industry centre.”
Mr Blahnik said:
"It is the greatest privilege to have been appointed by Her Majesty the Queen to receive such an honour for my small contribution to the fashion industry in Britain. I'll always be proud and grateful for it."
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