‘Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards’ from Michael Roberts (Music Box)
Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards is an in-depth portrait of how Manolo Blahnik’s extraordinary dedication to his craft led him to become the world’s most unique and influential shoe designer.
Growing up on a remote Spanish Canary island, Manolo made shoes out of sweet wrappers for lizards that he caught in his family’s garden. After opening his first store in London in 1973 and coming of age in fashion capitals such as Paris and New York, Manolo now has shops and department store concessions in over 20 countries and retains full control of the business, still creating every shoe, even hand-carving the wooden forms himself.
Director and longtime fashion journalist Michael Roberts presents this never-before-seen peek into Mr. Blahnik’s world, featuring a ‘who’s who’ of the fashion and entertainment industries including Anna Wintour, Rihanna, Paloma Picasso, Iman, Candace Bushnell, Naomi Campbell, Rupert Everett, Karlie Kloss, Isaac Mizrahi, and Andre Leon Tally.