manolo blahnik's documentary promises to be surprisingly funny

The first trailer for 'Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards' is here, and it has us very excited.

by Meg Duncan
19 July 2017, 6:30am

A good fashion film makes for the perfect Sunday afternoon watch, and recently, the cinematic world has been blessed with an exceptionally good run of high fashion documentaries. See: Dior and I (2014), Bill Cunningham (2010), Iris (2014), and now Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards (2016). The trailer for the new feature-length documentary was released last week, and oh, it looks good.

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The trailer shares tiny glimspes of beautiful Manolo Blahnik shoes in every colour, style and pattern you could image. "I was not a very quiet boy," says Blahnik, now 74, "Never was, never will be." Director Michael Roberts promises to wrap glamour, drama, and intermittent one-liners into a film that will satisfy the craving for visual perfection inside us all. Plus, it's set to feature a myriad of high-profile interviewees, including Anna Wintour, Paloma Picasso, Candace Bushnell, Jamie Preto, Rihanna, Naomi Campbell,and more.

Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards will premier in New York and LA on September 15. It will then have a limited release in major cities globally throughout September and October. 


Text Meg Duncan

Manolo Blahnik