We all know that the centrepiece of the show was Carrie's obsession with shoes (not unlike my own, but with a much bigger budget/creditcard) centred around Manolo Blahnik. I might not be forgiven for saying this, but I'm really not a Manolo fan... I don't like pointy shoes, and that is definitely his signature look, and I generally don't like dressy strappy sandals. So when I saw some collaborations featured in Elle, I had to look twice. I liked them!
Rag and Bone, popular for their masculinity in womenswear applied this to a collaboration with Manolo Blahnik, a black and white pump, with a short pointy toe, very tuxedo and very nice.
Similarly Band Of Outsiders, a menswear label also worked with Manolo Blahnik to produce what he calls a 'more approachable' shoe, that isn't so serious, more fun. A black and white (is there a theme?) lace up high heel bootie, quite delightful.
I'm not sure if anyone else has any opinion on this but it seems to me like a PR exercise to gain a bit more modern credibility for an outdated brand.
Having said all that, the Mary Jane's in the Vogue closet were pretty special...