Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards
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Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards

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FeaturingRiver Hawkins, Rick Kissack, Manolo Blahnik

DirectorMichael Roberts

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Released in 2017, the name Manolo instantly brings to mind a plethora of cutting edge shoe designs from close to fifty years of fashion. With a net worth of approximately $200 million, Manolo Blahnik is undoubtably one of the richest, most influential figures in the fashion world – but as debutant director Michael Roberts’ film Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards attests, he couldn’t be further from the glamorous image you imagine. Read More Here

“Fashion editor Michael Roberts pays homage to his shoe designer friend Manolo Blahnik in this warm-hearted documentary.”
   The UP Coming

“The roll call of admirers is lengthy. Longtime friend and fellow designer Paloma Picasso, Wintour, 60s model Penelope Tree, Sofia Coppola, Naomi Campbell, and Cambridge professor Mary Beard weigh in on Blahnik’s single-minded devotion to his field, with Beard delivering quick but solid sound bites about the cultural influence of the man whose imagination for footwear is predicated on a deep appreciation and understanding of their meaning and place in history.”
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“He is a witty, engaging screen presence that is fun to spend time with.”
Alistair Ryder, Gay Essential


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