Manolo knits together his styling genius with his deep understanding of shoe crafting to create the ultimate red carpet walking machines. He takes on sole responsibility for every shoe – sketching the designs, making the wooden lasts on which the shoes are molded, and fine-tuning those balanced stilettos – and then even supervises the production and advertising campaigns.
The A-list of fashionistas that drool over Manolo’s creations is longer than a model’s leg!
To pay homage to this Spanish shoe genius and his exquisite creations you can visit the shrine where it all started taking a little detour from Chelsea’s King St south onto Old Church St and even if it looks like you are heading away from it all trudge gamely on and you will arrive at the master’s salon.
Go and see – after all there are only two Manolo Blahnik shops in the world.