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Over on the Telegraph, Clare Coulson interviews Manolo Blahnik about his inspirations and his plans for the future:It is 35 years since he designed his first shoe - for Celia Birtwell's husband and design partner, Ossie Clark - and, at 64, he is busier than ever, with no intention of retiring soon: "The day I start to get bored, I will stop - but I don't think I will. When do I have the time to get bored?"He may well wonder.

Over on the Telegraph, Clare Coulson interviews Manolo Blahnik about his inspirations and his plans for the future:

It is 35 years since he designed his first shoe – for Celia Birtwell’s husband and design partner, Ossie Clark – and, at 64, he is busier than ever, with no intention of retiring soon: “The day I start to get bored, I will stop – but I don’t think I will. When do I have the time to get bored?”

He may well wonder. Not only does he still oversee the design and production of about 400 hand-crafted shoes each year – all of which are illustrated in his beautiful, signature ink-drawings – but Blahnik always has a handful of other illustrious projects on the go.

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