The new Manolo Blahnik documentary is the next best thing to a Manolo Blahnik pair of heels.
Directed by Blahnik's closefriend, fashion journalist Michael Roberts, Manolo: the Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards, is the new must watch biopic/documentary that shoeaholics, and not only, have been waiting for.
“Having known Manolo for over 30 years, I can say he is a multifaceted intellectual and romantic whose engaging mind and ingenious work is made for entertaining cinema,” Michael Roberts
Since 1971, Canary Islander Blahnik has surpassed the concept of a very famous shoe designer, becoming a “symbol of pure classic style for the 21st century.”
Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards offers an intimate depiction of both the designer’s life and work. The documentary optimally mixes glamour, drama, irony, and humor, while incorporating at horough and detailed information regarding the designer’s successful career trajectory. Intrigued?
There is more: “Personaggi" such as Anna Wintour, Paloma Picasso, Candace Bushnell, Jamie Preto, Rihanna,Naomi Campbell, are featured in high profile interviews, taking upon the role of raconteurs, and sharing their personal experiences with the designer.
“I am a mess in front of the camera. I said to Michael the only condition is that I don’t want to be filmed too much because some days I’m run down or sick," Blahnik explained. "I preferred all the people talking about me — if they want to. This is what the movie is about, it’s like a documentary seen through thee yes of other people, although I’m there, yes.” Manolo Blahnik
Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards will be screened in New York and Los Angeles on September 15, while the film’s global distribution is planned between September and October 2017.
"I've spent $ 40,000 on shoes and I have no place to live? I will literally be the old woman who lived in her shoes!" - Sex and the City
Words Alessandro Ieva
Content Editor Annie Markitanis