Kate Moss isn't all that tall "and she looks great in them," Stuart Weitzman told a petite shopper at Jildor who proclaimed she could never wear over-the-knee boots.
The shoe designer's appearance at the store marked the chain's 65th anniversary and, more importantly, a long relationship between the designer and the store, dating back to 1963 when Weitzman's father sold his Mr. Seymour label to Jildor founder Jack Bienenfeld.
"We don't have a customer who has been buying longer," said Weitzman, taking a quick break from charming the shoppers who were clearly reveling in getting advice from the master.
Leslie Liebling-Yardeni was delighted to meet Weitzman and proudly showed off his high-heeled sandals that she wears all the time "because they're so comfortable."
As to those over-the-knee boots, they're called the "Lowland" and are among fall's hottest sellers. They were inspired by the film "Pretty Woman" because, said Weitzman, "there's a little bit of that sexiness in every girl."