George Malkemus, Who Pushed Manolos to New Heights, Dies at 67

He successfully marketed Manolo Blahnik’s extravagantly heeled confections. Then a television character named Carrie Bradshaw brandished a pair in “Sex and the City.”

George Malkemus, the steady, sunny Texan who helped turn the designs of an eccentric shoe designer named Manolo Blahnik into a global empire, and then attempted the same business alchemy with the actress Sarah Jessica Parker for her own shoe brand, died on Sept. 16 at his home in Manhattan. He was 67.

The cause was cancer, said Anthony Yurgaitis, his husband and business partner.

Long before “Manolos” were pop culture shorthand for a certain kind of feminine excess and a prop and leitmotif on “Sex and the City,”

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