The lifetime achievement award of Footwear News has gone to Manolo Blahnik, the 68-year-old Spanish designer based in London. The American trade magazine has elected Nicholas Kirkwood as designer of the year, Steven Madden as company of the year, and the Home Shopping Network (HSN) as retailer of the year. Kenneth Cole was given the “Icon Award for Social Impact” because of his public service actions in connection with the earthquake in Haiti, the Soles4Souls initiatives and others.

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