Sex and the City was an American television show that ran on the cable network HBO from 1998 to 2004. It was based on the 1997 book of the same name by Candace Bushnell and starred Sarah Jessica Parker, who played a sex columnist named Carrie and her three best friends. The film prominently featured the high fashion clothes and shoes, Manolo Blahnic (like any great couturier, Manolo Blahnik’s shoe styles are kept to small exclusive production numbers and his style signature is easily recognizable) shoes in particular.
One of the most notable aspects of the show is the focus on shoes. Manolo Blahnic is the name most associated with Carrie, that often shown spending hundreds of dollars for their designers shoes.
Not only do the characters on Sex and the City wear expensive and impractical shoes, they talk about them, shop for them and throw brand name around. Some episodes featured shoes more than others, such as in episode in the sixth season titled “A women’s right to shoes” in which Carrie attends a baby shower and finds that her $485 Manolos have been stolen by a guest at the party. The loss of the shoes, and Carries grief, caused her to wonder whether she chose the right lifestyle – that of a single woman who spends hundreds of dollars on shoes.
But the main episode that made all girls smile and cry in one moment, and remember Manolo Blahnic shoe brand forewer – when Mr. Big made a proposal , staying on one knee in a huge wardrobe, with one blue Manolo’s shoe…