Manolo Blahnik begins his career thanks to Paloma Picasso, who sets up a meeting with Vogue editor, Diane Vreeland. Since then, Blahnik is unstoppable, his shoes are worn by Jane Birkin, Charlotte Rampling, Angelica Houston or Lauren Bacall.
In 1977 he opens his own boutique and his creations are described timeless – inspired by Visconti and Cocteau movies, Velazquez paintings, El Greco and Zurbarán, and creations of Balenciaga, Coco Chanel and Yves Saint Laurent.
Therefore, a great artist has born, that creates his own signature style – his shoes are the epitome of glamour and sex appeal, becoming as famous as the women that wear them.
Manolo Blahnik is responsible for each design – his hands sculpt, stitch and shape shoes, and as even Madonna said ‘they’re even better than sex’ and what’s even better, ‘they last longer’.
Patent Mary Janes ($695) and satin Something Blue pumps ($945) are the most famous shoes signed by the renowned shoemaker. The Mary Janes are recognized for their comfort and classic shape, also a best seller. As for the Something Blue pumps are a popular choice for bridal shoes.
Crystal and Chain ($1195) and Metallic d’Orsay ($745) sandals are stylish and sexy – these are the most appreciated sandals by women that afford to indulge their feet with such creations.