blog | 11.07.2017
Drawing every shoe himself, Blahník understands the intricacies of every design. A vast array of materials are used: satins, silks, brocade, crystal, lamé, sequins, rhinestones, buckles, beads, neoprene, rawhide, lace, mesh, and for a few lucky customers, diamonds, emeralds and rubies. They weigh next to nothing, and are meticulously handcrafted to ensure quality and longevity. Famously, Madonna has declared “Manolo Blahník’s shoes are as good as sex. And they last longer.”
“Shoes, help transform a woman,” explains Blahník. High heels in particular perform many miracles: they can make or break an outfit; add height; and inspire confidence—they say a lot about a person. It really is no surprise that Blahník has amassed a cult following worldwide. The secret to his success could be attributed to the empowerment women feel when slipping on a pair of Manolos.
EXCERPT FROM 'manolo blahnik- function, necessity and frivolity' IN NEUE FASHION ISSUE 4 WRITTEN BY KRISTEN BATEMAN.