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Manolo Blahník’s name is synonymous with beautifully
crafted shoes that radiate originality, style, and
exuberance. For four decades his unique vision has held the
fashion world spellbound, and his creations have become
perpetual objects of desire. His design process always
begins with colorful sketches as finely executed as the
shoes themselves, and which have become equally sought-after
by his fans.
Here, more than 130 of Blahník’s witty,
seductive drawings are collected into one inspiring
volume. Manolo's New Shoes
is organized thematically
to express his current inspirations and passions—Africa,
architecture, botany, Russia, and urban life. An
introduction by Manolo Blahník himself is accompanied by
contributions from some of the most prominent names in
fashion: Suzy Menkes, head fashion reporter and editor for
the International Herald Tribune
; Grace Coddington,
creative director at Vogue
; three-time Oscar-award
winning costume designer Milena Canonero; Amy Fine Collins,
a special correspondent to Vanity Fair
; and Carlos
García Calvo, who writes for El Mundo.
for everyone who has admired Blahník's work, whether from
afar through a store's plate-glass window or up-close in her
own closet, Manolo's New Shoes
provides a fascinating
glimpse into the creative mind of today’s best-known shoe
designer. As André Leon Talley, the editor-at-large at
has said about the designer, “He captures the
most powerful of emotions: desire.”
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