Manolo Blahnik

Famous high heel designers

Manolo Blanik, Jimmy Choo, Christian Louboutin… The design world owes an awful lot to these heroes of the heel.

High heels have been an important part of fashion history, and have been influential as far back as ancient Egypt.  While the early high heels were not considered comfortable or even walkable, they set the stage for shoe designers to learn from.

Some of the most influential shoe designers have taken those early designs, and refined them to a point of creating a cult following.  Listed below are names in shoe design history that have shaped the way women dress every day.

Jimmy Choo the man

Jimmy Choo

Born in 1957, the Malaysian born shoemaker Jimmy Choo is also considered a master of the stiletto heel.  At the ...
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Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik is the modern legend for today’s stiletto heel, probably the greatest shoemaker of the 20th and 21st centuries ...
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Ferragamo

Salvatore Ferragamo

Taking his cue from Roger Vivier, Salvatore Ferragamo took the stiletto to the next level. This Italian shoemaker immigrated to ...
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Roger Vivier

The world of stiletto heels owes its popularity if not its existence to French designer Roger Vivier.  Named for the ...
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The influence that these stiletto designers have contributed to modern fashion is indispensable.  There are countless other names that can be added to this list that include Gucci, Christian Louboutin, Giuseppe Zanotti, and Yves Saint Laurent to name a few.

Their distinct designs have trickled down through mass produced lines that are readily available at numerous price points, reaffirming that the stiletto heel is one of the most important fashion icons of today.