A visit to New York this fall is doubly worthwhile: in September, not only the spectacular Indian Summer, a colorful natural spectacle, attracts visitors here on the east coast of the USA, but also the premiere of the first documentary film about a designer that the city is known for Hudson made world famous: Manolo Blahnik.
More precisely, he owes his global breakthrough to a certain Carrie Bradshaw, whose appearance (!) in the series "Sex and the City" made the shoe creations of the native Spaniard world-famous. Her “Hangisi Pumps” in navy blue were sold out for months and the names of those interested filled long waiting lists.
And women still trust no one with their feet more than Mr. Blahnik, whether movie star or fashionista. When asked, Anna Wintour cannot even say exactly when she last left the house without a pair of "Manolos". But who is the man behind the almost cult-revered shoes, who made his first models out of candy wrapping paper to try them on little lizards?
In the very personal documentary "Manolo - The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards", director Michael Roberts examines the work of the now 74-year-old designer for the first time. In addition to Blahnik himself, many personalities and fans such as the successful author Candace Bushnell, supermodel Naomi Campbell or singer Rihanna also have their say. The humor? Definitely not neglected in this cinema gem, after all we are dealing with an extremely humorous self-made man who once said in an interview: "Men say my shoes have saved many marriages."
" Manolo Blahnik - The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards " starts on September 15th.