Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards
An in-depth portrait of master shoe designer Manolo Blahnik and a behind-the-scenes look into the world of the fashion icon
Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards is the charming portrait of legendary shoe designer Manolo Blahnik, whose impeccable dedication to his craft set a fashion standard among celebrities, stylists, and industry icons.
Blahnik left the Canary Islands for Paris and eventually moved to London in 1971, where he fell in love with Chelsea’s bohemian art scene, befriended Bianca Jagger, opened his first shoe shop and decided that shoes were his
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, Naomi Campbell, Rupert Everett, Karlie Kloss, André Leon Tally, and more.
“The maestro of mules comes across as a modest, giggly sweetheart in a film that handles his achievements with the seriousness they deserve.”
- Leslie Felperin, The Guardian
“When director Michael Roberts zeroes in on his subject's handcrafted footwear - shoes that Blahnik calls 'creatures' and his admirers breathlessly call 'Manolos' - the case for Manolo Blahnik's unparalleled artistry comes into focus.”
- Sheri Linden, The Hollywood Reporter