Premiering today in theaters worldwide, “Manolo: the Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards” is an in-depth portrait of master shoe designer Manolo Blahnik and a behind-the-scenes look into the world of the fashion icon. Love Manolos? We’ll see you at the theater!
Today is the day that Dallas can finally watch the story of beloved designer Manolo Blahnik; the man behind the iconic shoe designs that grace the feet of big names such as Rihanna, Anna Wintour, Iman, Naomi Campbell and more.
The must-see movie is about the Blahnik’s journey and the creative individualism that made him widely desired by masses. It is about the man behind the shoe and how his dedication led him down the road to becoming a celeb must-have name. His craft is constantly celebrated as he has an eye for unique and feminine details. His movie will be showing at select Angelika theaters in Dallas starting today, Friday, Sept. 22.
In honor of the movie, we put together a list of iconic #ManoloMoments.
If you are a fan of Sex and the City you may be familiar with Manolo Blahniks as Carrie Bradshaw’s go-to shoes of choice or more specifically you may remember this pair of blue satin pumps that sat so perfectly alone in Bradshaw’s brand new walk-in closet built by Mr.Big, waiting to be slipped into by the fashion icon herself.
Rihanna x Blahnik: An unexpected combination, unless you know of Rihanna’s deep love for the designer’s collections which you will learn all about in the movie. Her collaboration with Blahnik is full of suede, faux fur, velvet, denim and clear perspex materials with jewel and sequin embellishments. Any pair is sure to make a statement.
Designing a collection full of colors, bows and ruffles, Blahnik was in design heaven when creating for the movie character Marie-Antoinette.
Anna Wintour has been spotted in her favorite pair of Manolo’s on many occasions and swears Blahnik to be her favorite designer,“I can’t remember the last time I wore anybody else’s shoes. I just don’t even look at them,” Wintour said in the recent trailer for the movie.
Princess Diana in Manolo Blahnik makes it an instant classic and she rocked her Manolo’s on a regular. It has been rumoured that the she owned over 50 pairs, one of them being these black slingbacks she wore at a charity dinner in 1994.
Manolo Blahnik designed the pair of gold platform sandals that Bianca Jagger, (Mick Jaggers wife), wore on her 30th birthday as she rode into Studio 54 on her white horse.
Regardless of your memories associated with the infamous shoe designer, the documentary is a must-see on our fashion
Image 1 courtesy of Man Repeller. Image 2 courtesy of W Magazine. Images 3 and 6 courtesy of Vanity Fair. Image 4 courtesy of Manolo Blahnik, Image 5 courtesy of PluggedIn, Image 6 courtesy of E! Entertainment, Image 7 courtesy of Business Insider, Image 8 courtesy of A.G. Nauta Couture.