The Fashion Industry's 10 Most Eccentric Designers

Manolo Blahnik

Shoe maestro Manolo Blahnik’s a passionate man, with a razor-sharp wit. He told Glamour that he doesn’t “give a damn about trends,” and once professed that he didn’t need formal training, because he had such good taste. When asked who he finds charming, by the Guardian’s Jess Cartner-Morley, he quite adorably responded: “Do you know who I think looks wonderful? In Bath, there is a woman who always passes by my house. She wears twinsets, and usually a tweed pleated skirt. Not terribly expensive but good quality, and she always looks just perfect. To me, that’s fabulous.”