Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Move over, Imelda!


I just read a piece about Christian Louboutin, the luxury shoemaker, in the May 2010 issue of Vanity Fair. I love that he names names regarding his "super-top" customer:

"Danielle Steel, for sure. She has at least 6,000 pairs, if not more. She comes to Paris, and she literally buys everything. Then she flies back to New York, says, 'I'm a little disappointed--there's nothing in the store,' and walks out with 80 pairs." He grins. "She is super."

Step aside, Imelda Marcos! I lived in the Philippines at the time her husband was still in power, so I could never blame the woman for owning 2,000 pairs of shoes, especially since I knew they could be had for so cheap at Shoe Mart in Manila. But over 6,000 pairs at a minimum of $495 a pop? Danielle Steel is definitely the new queen of shoes. With as much money as she has made penning romance novels though, she can definitely afford them. Can you imagine the special room in her San Francisco mansion just to house them all? Oh Danielle, you shoe hog, we love you, and we know Christian Louboutin does too.

3 comments:

Linda said...

How does someone ever wear that many shoes? A quick calculation reveals that it would take over 16 years to wear every pair by donning a new pair every day. Even changing shoes 5 times a day (!), it would take over 3 years to get through them all. And after just a very few years wouldn't some be hopelessly out of style before she could ever wear them?? I think Ms. Steele needs to tune in to the A&E show "The Hoarders" to help to understand her mental affliction...

dewi67 said...

That is sick, sick, sick. Does it say what size her foot is?

jill815 said...

No info on her foot size, I think she is tiny though. In every picture I've seen of her with other people she is always the smallest one.