Blahnik, who was forced to hobble his way down the red carpet due to a torn ligament, seemed bemused by all the fuss around him. Dressed in a pink bowtie, orange velvet slip-ons, and purple striped socks, the designer -- who remained glued to Liu's side most of the night -- played Mr. Modesty. "This is all for me?" he asked.
Elsewhere, Hilary Duff, looking every bit the fashionista in a pair of Blahnik booties and Herve Leger bandage skirt, hung in a corner with a girlfriend (boyfriend Mike Comrie was out of town), while January Jones, fresh off of her Sunday night Emmy win, explained that her sexy red patent Mary Janes were actually the first pair of Manolos she's ever owned. The designer's reps had invited her to pick them out just the day before for the party. "I hope there are a lot more in my future," she said cheerfully.
From top: Lucy Liu, Manolo Blahnik and January Jones; Hilary Duff. Photo by Donato Sardella