Pope Pirate I, Part II
It's official: The devil wears Prada, but the Pope wears Prada knockoffs.
It seems that His Holiness wishes to exorcise the persistent rumor that his red shoes are by Prada. L'Osservatore Romano, the Vatican newspaper, last week categorically denied that Benedict XVI indulges in designer footwear, stating instead that the pontiff patronizes a cobbler from Novara, Italy. Who may or may not be inspired by a light in the east -- about 50 km east, in Milan, to be exact.
Via His Superfabulousness, the Manolo.