'Sex and the City': Manolo Blahnik bites the hand that feeds him

Designer Manolo Blahnik never wanted to be a "celebrity designer," but after years of having his name bandied about in reverential tones on "Sex and the City" that's exactly what happened.

Blahnik tells the Sunday Telegraph, "If people talk to me about 'Sex and the City' I get sick ... It becomes too much and I don't feel comfortable."

Oh, it's hard to be a success.

Adding insult to injury, if it weren't for the first "Sex and the City" movie, Blahnik may have gone under last year.

sexandthecity_manolos.jpg"We had a very good year last year, thanks to those stupid satin shoes. That shoe saved our company," he admits, referring to the $895 royal blue pumps with crystal buckle that were to be the first occupants of Carrie's closet in her and Big's new home.

So will "Sex and the City 2" fuel Blahnik's hatred? Maybe, but for entirely different reasons. Word from the set is that Carrie Bradshaw has switched her allegiance to the red soles of Christian Louboutin.

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