That Manolo Blahnik for J. Crew Collaboration Is Not Happening After All

Well this is a disappointment. Turns out that Manolo Blahnik for J. Crew collaboration, which the shoe designer reportedly had no idea about, is not happening after all. Despite the fact that Jenna Lyons told The Daily, "We are in a good place with [Manolo Blahnik] now. Everything’s OK," both parties have decided not to move forward with the project "due to wholesale production restraints on [Manolo Blahnik's] end," a spokesperson for the shoe company told us. In other words, you better take a good look at those pretty stilettos in the above image because you may never get to see them in the flesh. Or at least not anytime soon.
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Well this is a disappointment. Turns out that Manolo Blahnik for J. Crew collaboration, which the shoe designer reportedly had no idea about, is not happening after all. Despite the fact that Jenna Lyons told The Daily, "We are in a good place with [Manolo Blahnik] now. Everything’s OK," both parties have decided not to move forward with the project "due to wholesale production restraints on [Manolo Blahnik's] end," a spokesperson for the shoe company told us. In other words, you better take a good look at those pretty stilettos in the above image because you may never get to see them in the flesh. Or at least not anytime soon.
Photo: Getty

Photo: Getty

Well this is a disappointment.

Turns out that Manolo Blahnik for J. Crew collaboration, revealed at the brand's fall presentation during New York fashion week, is not happening after all.

You'll recall that Manolo Blahnik reportedly had no knowledge of the collaboration. Still, following that revelation, Jenna Lyons later told The Daily, "We are in a good place with [Manolo Blahnik] now. Everything’s OK," both parties have decided not to move forward with the project "due to wholesale production restraints on [Manolo Blahnik's] end," a spokesperson for the shoe company told us. In other words, you better take a good look at those pretty stilettos in the above image because you may never get to put them on your pretty little feet...or at least not anytime soon. "We were looking forward to the potential collaboration between our two brands, we both came to the conclusion that fall wasn’t the right time," Manolo Blahnik's president George Malkemus told us. "We hope to do something together in the future."

Lyons and her team, who were "a joy to work with" according to a Manolo Blahnik rep, released a statement with a similar sentiment: "We have a mutual admiration for each other and while we couldn’t do this for fall, we hope to collaborate in the future."

Dear (shoe) gods, we hope so too.