Manolo Blahnik is easily one of the most famous shoe designers in the world. Since Carrie Bradshaw made him a household name, Blahnik's elegant footwear has been adored and coveted by women everywhere. Caught by the people behind forthcoming shoe doc God Save My Shoes (who previously took us inside Vogue's shoe closet and Christian Louboutin's studio), here is a rare peek inside the illustrious designer's studio.
Manolo Blahnik Is Still Trying to Create the Perfect Shoe
Last night I stopped by Manolo Blahnik's 54th Street boutique where the shoe designer was on hand with author Camilla Morton to sign copies of their new book, Manolo Blahnik and the Tale of the Elves & the Shoemaker (Morton wrote it, Blahnik did the illustrations). I only had four minutes to talk to the man whose creations threatened to send Sex and the City's Carrie Bradshaw into debt, as the crowd of extremely posh Blahnik-shod women waiting to have the master sign their shoes and books was growing larger by the second. It makes sense that Morton chose to create a fairy tale of Blahnik's life since it seems to have played out that way. "Everything in my life is an accident," he says, downplaying his talent and intense work ethic that has led to his 39-years long successful career. And as the protagonist of a fairy tale, Blahnik--whimsical, witty and utterly charming--fits the bill. Here's how my four minutes with Manolo Blahnik played out.