Sarah Jessica Parker & Manolo Stilettos
Yep, Manolos! From the 1970s all the way up to the turn of the century, the arching, dead-sexy stilettos created by the Spanish designer were, indeed, the toast of the Upper East Side, Monaco, and anywhere else money and high style flowed. But it was only when Sarah Jessica Parker's Sex And The City character fell into ecstatic fits over them that these works of footwear art — once primarily familiar to Vogue readers and the Bergdorf-set — became mainstream fetish objects. Now "Manolo" is a byword for sexy, flashy, often outré femme style, tied forever to the woman also known as Carrie Bradshaw.