Manolo Blahnik. Drawings
Anna Wintour, André Leon Talley, Michael Roberts, Anna Piaggi, Eric Boman
Thames & Hudson, London, 2009
Here are over one hundred and twenty of the exuberant, colour-rich sketches that Blahnik makes at the outset of the design process, executed with such verve and deftness that they have become as sought-after as the shoes themselves.
Inimitable in style and beautifully reproduced in this book, they vividly convey Blahnik’s unique vision. The celebrity texts provide valuable insights into the man behind the shoes. These are complemented throughout the book by the comments of a host of admirers, including David Bailey, Suzy Menkes, Mario Testino and Sarah Jessica Parker.