Season after season, run after run, there are those pieces and products that brands stay true to because they're Classics. Classics in that they're inimitable best-selling products with legions of loyal followers (us included!), who keep coming back for more. Each week, we'll be shouting about these heroes and what it is we love about them... 

Although our 8Qs with Manolo Blahnik revealed fate’s role in him becoming an iconic name in fashion (he only decided to pursue footwear after a chance meeting with Diana Vreeland), his creation of a timeless classic is anything but accidental. In fact, Blahnik has become such a powerhouse in footwear that he has received a CBE from Her Majesty herself.

While the seventies were dominated by chunky platforms, Blahnik went against the grain by refining the classic stiletto. However, it's the Maysale 50 suede mules that we're celebrating – designed 20 years later in 1991, as a testament to his timeless class. 


Its 50mm heel is bold and dynamic, but its slip-on style suggests an effortless elegance – making it the perfect evening shoe to turn heads at any dinners, gala or natch, summer soirées. Thanks to Blahnik’s dedication to expert craftsmanship, these mules can stand the test of time both practically and trend-wise, all the way into the wee hours of the morning... 

Think of our edit as a colour for every occasion: 

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Anastasia Beverly Hills rings in 50 shades of liquid gold.

+ The "shirt-boys" of palmer//harding whiz through our 8Qs.