Manolo Blahnik thinks Meghan Markle will be 'a style icon of the 21st century'

By Hello! US

Move over, Carrie Bradshaw - there's a new Manolo Blahnik fan in town and she's stepping up the royal style game in his towering pumps.Prince Harry's fiancée Meghan Markle has recently been standing tall in the footwear designer's gorgeous designs, and he's responded by heaping praise on the royal bride-to-be.

“It is a great honor and joy to have my shoes worn by such a beautiful young lady,” Manolo said, according to Footwear News. “Meghan is well on her way to becoming a style icon of the 21st century.” He added of the BB pump, named after Brigitte Bardot: “It’s a good shoe for every occasion.”


Meghan Markle wearing Manolo Blahnik BB pump in black
Meghan has been spotted in the Manolo Blahnik BB pump, named after Brigitte Bardot, at her most recent engagements

At a March 12 royal engagement celebrating Commonwealth Day at Westminster Abbey, her first official event with Queen Elizabeth II, Meghan stunned in a simple cream coat and black dress by Amanda Wakeley, a cream hat by Stephen Jones and blue Manolo Blahnik BB pumps. Meghan had also chosen to wear a pair of BB pumps, this time in black suede, when she attended an event for International Women’s Day earlier in March alongside her royal fiancé.

The BB pumps, which feature a low-cut vamp and topline with pointy toes and have also been worn by Reese Witherspoon, Victoria Beckham and Katy Perry, first hit shelves ten years ago.

Sarah Jessica Parker in Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Jewel Pump
The designer's biggest fan in pop culture has been fictional Sex and the City character Carrie Bradshaw, who famously wore the Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Jewel Pump, right, for her wedding

While Meghan was recognizable to fans of TV show Suits before she began dating Prince Harry in 2016, it was her romance with the British royal that made her a global star – and now a future royal style icon. Now we just have to wait to see if she wears Carrie Bradshaw's unforgettable blue wedding shoes, the $1,335 Hangisi Jewel Pump, for the royal wedding on May 19.

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