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CULTURE | 26.07.2017

Movie Night: First ever Documentary on High-Heel Guru Manolo Blahnik

A visit to the Big Apple is doubly worthwhile this fall: in September you won’t only be able to enjoy the wonderful Indian summer weather but also a cinema highlight. In the lead role: Manolo Blahnik.

If there is someone women entrust their feet to, no matter whether they’re celebrities or “regular people,” it is Mr. Blahnik. The creations of the shoe king are popular as no others. Anna Wintour, chief editor of the American Vogue, doesn’t even remember exactly when was the last time she left the house without wearing a pair by the Spanish shoe designer. The same is probably true for Sex and the City star Carrie Bradshaw, who made Blahnik known beyond the Atlantic. Her navy-blue Hangisi Pumps didn’t only result in incredibly long legs but also in waiting lists at least as long. But who is the man behind the most popular shoes in the world, who made his first models out of candy paper and put them on small reptiles?

In the very personal documentary “Manolo – The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards”, director Michael Roberts explores for the first time the work of the now 74-year-old designer. Apart from Blahnik himself, many celebrities and fans have their say, including bestselling author Candace Bushnell, supermodel Naomi Campbell and singer Rihanna. Fun? Plenty of it! Or to say it in Manolo Blahnik’s words, while being filmed by the camera team: “Are we on? Do not tell me! All this nonsense! Oh God.”

Manolo – The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards” starts on September 15.