There’s nothing better than a controversy about celebrity shoes to turn against fashionistas. And a long-standing controversy about celebrity shoes that refuses to die is this: who made Kate Moss’ bridal shoes, was it Manolo Blahnik or Christian Louboutin?
It’s easy to see how the confusion could have happened after Kate Moss’s wedding on July 1, 2011 with Jamie Hince, the guitarist of indie rock duo The Kills, was a fashionable event.
On the big day, Kate was wearing four different outfits and Jamie two. But the real question is: which shoes did Kate wear during her wedding in St. Peter’s Church, Southrop in Gloucestershire, England?
The answer is that Manolo Blahnik made the shoes that Kate Moss wore at her wedding ceremony.
Kate Moss’ official bridal heels were a pair of Godichefac sandals with white leather Manolo Blahnik straps, which had been customized with crystals and blue insoles for Kate to wear on her big day.
The shoes were available from Barneys New York, but are no longer on sale anywhere. For the record, they had an open toe with an intricate spiral design and a 3.5 inch covered heel, as shown below.
The shoes were made in Milan, but there was a problem: they didn’t work with the long train of Kate’s John Galliano designed wedding dress. Too much jewelry had been added to the heels and got caught in the dress while the bride was trying to walk.
The shoes only arrived the day before the wedding and had to be sent to the factory in Milan urgently to correct the problem.