November 23, 2017

Manolo Blahnik: The art of shoes

From November 28th a new retrospective dedicated to the great shoes designer will open its gates in Madrid

The Museum of Decoratives Arts of Madrid presents next Tuesday 28 November the exhibition “Manolo Blahnik: The art of shoes”, a big retrospective that will honour 45 years of work of the Spanish designer. The display, which can be visited until March 8th, will show more tan 200 shoes and 80 original sketches, all from the personal archives of Blahnik, as well as a selection of photographs from the Condé Nast archive, taken by some of the world’s finest photographer, such as Helmut Newton or Patrick Demarchelier.

Considered a living legend in the world of fashion, Blahnik combines in his designs art and fashion, with great attention to detail and craftsmanship. The exhibition examines his career through the lens of his various inspirations, from architecture to nature or history. Cinema is one of his greatest sources of inspiration and cinephiles will have the opportunity of contemplating the collection of shoes that Blahnik created for the film Marie Antoniette (2006), directed by Sofia Coppola, displayed here alongside two of Milena Canonero’s dresses for the film.

Organized by VOGUE Spain, in collaboration with designer Manolo Blahnik and curated by Cristina Carrillo de Albornoz, the exhibition arrives in Madrid after Milan, Saint Petersburg and Prague.

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