Manolo Blahnik thinks he knows why Melania Trump wore his heels to a disaster zone

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Manolo Blahnik has spoken out in defence of Melania Blahnik after the First Lady wore heels to visit hurricane victims [Photo: Getty]
Manolo Blahnik has spoken out in defence of Melania Blahnik after the First Lady wore heels to visit hurricane victims [Photo: Getty]

In August, Melania Trump was blasted for wearing Manolo Blahnik’s famous stiletto heels to visit victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

Many labelled the put-together outfit as ‘inappropriate’ for a disaster zone.

Now, the legendary footwear designer himself has weighed in on the issue, telling Harper’s Bazaar: “I don’t think she’s insensitive.”

“I think she’s working non-stop to make it work – possibly she was just wearing the shoes she left New York in,” Blahnik added.

“Yes, I think probably she could have worn Hunter boots but she was wearing what she was wearing. I’m not good at advising people on what to wear because they wear what they want to.”

The footwear designer says he will continue to work with Trump [Photo: PA]
The footwear designer says he will continue to work with Trump [Photo: PA]

He also disagrees with many of his fashion industry peers who have refused to dress the First Lady. The likes of Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs and Phillip Lim have all openly spoken about their dislike for the Trump family, refusing to support Melania by lending her clothes.

“I have no interest whatsoever in dressing Melania Trump,” Jacobs told WWD. “I Personally, I’d rather put my energy into helping out those who will be hurt by [Donald] Trump and his supporters.”

But Blahnik and Trump have been working together “long before this nonsense” making it a natural choice to continue a relationship with the First Lady.

“I don’t give a damn about [politics] and I don’t know much about it. But in terms of fashion and beauty – well, I love her, she’s a beauty and that’s all there is to it.”

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