A Manolo Blahnik documentary is coming, entitled Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards.
Supermodel Naomi Campbell calls him “the king of shoes” and editor-in-chief of the fashion world, 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, Manolo is a beloved genius with the most coveted line of shoes on the planet (and in basically every episode on Sex and The City).
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.
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.
Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards will be released in the US in September