Manolo Blahnik has received the Luxury Legend award by UK’s leading luxury body, Walpole. He was presented the award by model, Yasmin Le Bon and journalist, Anna Murphy, during a glittering ceremony in London on November 19. Accepting his accolade, Manolo Blahnik dedicated the award to the memory of two friends who died over the summer, Lucy Birley and Christopher Gibbs.

The award follows a busy few years for Blahnik, with a high-profile collaboration with Rihanna, an acclaimed dedicated documentary, Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards, and a touring exhibition, as well as the opening of his first standalone menswear store in London’s Burlington Arcade.

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