A Manolo Blahnik doco is coming and the trailer is shoe-lover's gold
Brit super model Naomi Campbell calls him "the king of shoes" and editor-in-chief of the fashion universe, Vogue's Anna Wintour says she "...can't remember the last time I wore somebody else's shoes." Regal beauty Iman says "...there is no Manolo Blahnik, only Manolo" - so famous he no longer even requires a surname. One of the most influential footwear designers of our time, the gent is a beloved genius with the most coveted line of shoes on the planet.
Even pre Sex and the City when Blahnik's shoes were introduced to a worldwide audience of shoe-loving ladies via Carrie Bradshaw's heel addiction - Blahnik has always been the name to know in high fashion footwear circles.
Iconic fashion force Diana Vreeland spotted his shoe-making talent in New York in 1970 when he was trying to make a name for himself as set designer (she wisely told him to focus on the footwear) - Blahnik learnt the craft from the grass roots up - by visiting factories and learning every part of the footwear making process. After opening his first store in London in 1973 Blahnik hasn't skipped a fancy footwear beat - becoming the name in high fashion footwear over the ensuing decades.
Every A-lister from Anna Wintour to Michelle Obama to Sarah Jessica Parker to Beyoncé to Rihanna have a pair or five of Manolos in their wardrobe, testament to the power of his creative genius. This clever cobbler possesses so much style that according to ex-Vogue André Leon Talley, Blahnik was the "...first man on the cover of Vogue magazine."
The upcoming documentary, Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards (watch the trailer and the quirky name will make sense) offers an incredible high-fashion, fun-filled behind-the-scenes look inside Blahnik's fascinating world. Expect cameos from all the coolest kids including Anna Wintour, Iman, Rihanna, Karlie Kloss, Rupert Everett and André Leon Talley.
Watch the trailer (courtesy of Entertainment Weekly) here:
Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards will be released in the US in September - watch this space for an Australia release date.
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