Chalk another award under the bulging belt of shoe design icon Manolo Blahnik. This one comes direct from Los Angeles in the form of the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award. For the uninitiated in such matters, the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style Award lavishes honors each year on an iconic designer that has made a difference in the industry. Previous winners of this award include, Giorgio Armani (who won the first award in 2003), Salvatore Ferragamo, Gianni and Donatella Versace and Tom Ford. The award features a plaque that’s placed on the famous sidewalk with a signature from the designer.
In an interview with The Daily, Wanda McDaniel, chairman of the Rodeo Drive Walk of Style selections committee tells talked of Blahnik’s achievment by saying: “Manolo Blahnik’s relationship with the entertainment industry is legendary.”