The Christmas List: Manolo Blahnik Drawings… by Michael Roberts and Anna Wintour
‘”My shoes are not fashion, they are gestures.” So says Blahnik in a book that lays out his designs as brightly colored whimsies, sketches deftly convey the essences of his creations. Celeb quotes, interspersed throughout, heighten the spiraling sense of posturing and play. Madonna says, they are as good as sex… and they last longer. You just put on your Manolos and you automatically find yourself saying “Hi sailor” to every man that walks by, says Joan Rivers. Naomi Campbell calls the man the godfather of sole.
Divided by decade, from the 1970s to the 2000s, the collection is diverse and fun, and as documentary as a museum catalogue. It should appeal to any fashionista or design aficionado anyone with a sense of shoes as art.’ Chic !
US$9.28 Amazon. Publisher: Thames & Hudson; 2 edition (June 2, 2009)