Manolo Blahnik thinks he knows why Melania Trump wore his heels to a disaster zone

In August, Melania Trump was blasted for wearing Manolo Blahnik’s famous stiletto heels to visit victims of Hurricane Harvey in Texas.

Manolo Blahnik spoke out in defense of Melania Trump after the first lady wore heels to visit hurricane victims. (Photo: Getty Images)

Many labeled the put-together outfit as “inappropriate” for a disaster zone.

Now the legendary footwear designer has weighed in on the issue, telling Harper’s Bazaar: “I don’t think she’s insensitive.”

“I think she’s working nonstop to make it work — possibly she was just wearing the shoes she left New York in,” Blahnik added.

“Yes, I think probably she could have worn Hunter boots, but she was wearing what she was wearing. I’m not good at advising people on what to wear because they wear what they want to.”

The footwear designer says he will continue to work with Trump. (Photo: PA)

He also disagrees with many of his fashion industry peers who have refused to dress the first lady. The likes of Tom Ford, Marc Jacobs, and Phillip Lim have all openly spoken about their dislike for the Trump family, and have refused to support Melania by lending her clothes.

“I have no interest whatsoever in dressing Melania Trump,” Jacobs told WWD. “Personally, I’d rather put my energy into helping out those who will be hurt by [Donald] Trump and his supporters.”

But Blahnik and Trump have been working together “long before this nonsense,” making it a natural choice for him to continue a relationship with the first lady.

“I don’t give a damn about [politics], and I don’t know much about it. But in terms of fashion and beauty — well, I love her, she’s a beauty, and that’s all there is to it.”

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