Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards
£7 concessions, £6.50 members
Length: 89 min
Director: Michael D. Roberts
Cast: Manolo Blahnik, River Hawkins, Rick Kissack
Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards, an in-depth portrait of the extraordinary shoe designer Manolo Blahnik. Regarded as a genius by some of the most revered figures in fashion, Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards presents a behind-the-scenes look at the designer’s world. It features a ‘who’s who’ of the fashion and entertainment worlds including Anna Wintour, Rihanna, Paloma Picasso, Iman, Naomi Campbell, Rupert Everett, Karlie Kloss, Isaac Mizrahi, and André Leon Talley.
The film charts the designer’s early life, his passion for drawing and fashion as a schoolboy and the interest in nature and plants that would influence his later work. Manolo Blahnik left the Canary Islands for Paris and eventually moved to London in 1971, where he fell in love with Chelsea’s bohemian art scene, befriended Bianca Jagger, opened his first shoe shop and decided that shoes were his destiny.
**** “Perfectly fashioned Blahnik doc” – The Guardian