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‘Footwear News’ Achievement Awards

Museum of Modern Art. November 29, 2011. By Tory Hoen

What kind of shoes do you like to wear? “Myself? Artsy, classical, boring shoes. When I feel in a good mood, I can wear matador pumps maybe tomorrow I’ll wear them.” —MANOLO BLAHNIK

JESSICA SIMPSON

Do you have a shoe philosophy? “I like anything that has a five-inch or higher heel. I tried to get Nike to create a heel for me that I could wear playing tennis, but I don’t think it quite works. I really, really like high heels. The higher the better.” —SERENA WILLIAMS

RACHEL ZOE

CHRISTIAN SIRIANO

Do you think New Yorkers dress more or less interestingly than they used to? “I think people are as interesting as they used to be, but I think that the authorities, the police, the mayor, all try to dumb them down and make them less interesting.” —PATRICIA FIELD

KENNETH COLE

BETSEY JOHNSON

Aside from shoes, what’s the most important fashion accessory? “A full-length mirror in your house, so you see what’s going on.” —CAROLINA HERRERA

BRIAN ATWOOD

MARIA CUOMO

Are you a shoe hoarder? “I normally like to dress down, and the one thing that dresses me up is my shoes. I’ve probably accumulated about 100 heels.” —DREE HEMINGWAY

MINDY GROSSMAN

STEVE MADDEN

We were told you’re Canada’s most famous model. “I would say Linda Evangelista is. But I’ve heard that Canadian models are very easy to work with. We have clean water so maybe we have nicer skin.” —MONIKA SCHNARRE

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