Manolo Blahník Drawings

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Thames & Hudson, 2009 - Design - 191 pages
Inimitable in style, the drawings, beautifully reproduced in this book with special inks, vividly convey Blahnik's unique vision. Whether it's a Grecian sandal designed for Galliano, with a snake-like strap slithering up the calf, or an emerald- and bead-fringed satin mule, the seductive attention to detail in the drawings conjures up the shoe itself.

Illuminating introductions by Anna Wintour and Michael Roberts explore why Manolo Blahnik's shoes inspire such passion, and these are complemented throughout the book by the words of admirers including Suzie Menkes, Donatella Versace, and David Hockney. Michael Roberts also contributes a photographic essay showing Blahnik at work in his studio, making sketches, preparing the wooden lasts, and supervising the production of his shoes at his factories in Italy. A final "scrapbook" section includes Manolo Blahnik's own photographs of family, friends, and inspirational places.

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About the author (2009)

Anna Wintour is the editor of American Vogue .

André Leon Talley received his M.A. in French studies from Brown University. He joined Vogue in 1983 as fashion news director and served as creative director from 1988 to 1995. After living in Paris for a number of years, he returned to Vogue in 1998 as editor at large. He was nominated for an Emmy Award for his weekly segment on Metro TV’ s Full Frontal Fashion called “ Vogue’ s Talley.” He is a member of the board of trustees of the Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, Georgia, where a Lifetime Achievement Award has been named for him. He lives in Hastings-on-Hudson, New York.

Michael Roberts is fashion editor of The New Yorker and author of, among many other books, Jungle ABC and Manolo Blahnik Drawings.

Piaggi is a brilliant fashion editor.

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