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Manolo Blahnik - by Cristina Carrillo De Albornoz (Hardcover)

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Number of Pages: 128

Genre: Art

Sub-Genre: Fashion & Accessories

Format: Hardcover

Publisher: Skira Rizzoli

Author: Cristina Carrillo De Albornoz

Language: English

Street Date: March 28, 2017
TCIN: 51561619
UPC: 9780847858972
Item Number (DPCI): 248-24-8458


Through a playful series of alphabetical vignettes, Manolo Blahn�k reveals his ideas and inspirations in newly photographed examples of shoes and whimsical drawings.

The shoes of Manolo Blahn�k have been called "magical totems of success and femininity" (The Guardian) and boast a cult following of devotees the world over. With their sleek elegance and distinctive fashion edge, "Manolos" are at once fascinating and timeless, their design a beautiful combination of chic, playfulness, and flair.

This book explores the creativity and influences of this modern master through an alphabetical chronicle of the designer's loves and inspiration. Blahn�k's alphabet gives insight into the art and craftsmanship of shoemaking and includes whimsical musings on his relationships with figures such as Anna Piaggi, Loulou de la Falaise, and Diana Vreeland; the inspiration he draws from works by Goya, Zurbar�n, Picasso, Barbara Hepworth, and Zaha Hadid; and his admiration for fellow designers such as Azzedine Ala�a, Balenciaga, and Yves Saint Laurent. These highly personal anecdotes--drawn from conversations between Blahn�k and the author and accompanied by original sketches and new photography--offer the reader a rare opportunity to learn the vision behind the shoes as told by a fashion legend. The book-- which will accompany a traveling global exhibition-- is introduced by an illustrated essay, which describes the designer's illustrious forty-five-year career in the fashion industry.

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