ART: Manolo Blahnik's Shoe Illustrations

You may know that Manolo Blahnik designs shoes, and perhaps you've seen his shoes. Have you seen his whimsical illustrations, before the shoes are created? Manolo Blahnik is a wonderful artist, as well as a craftsman. His illustrations are fanciful and to me, more wonderful than the finished shoes. I selected some of my favorite illustrations to share with you. Some of them are real shoes, and some are from "Manolo Blahnik and the Tale of the Elves and the Shoemaker: A Fashion Fairy Tale Memoir". Many of his illustrations have notes around them, so I made a separate collage for those. His illustrations are just as whimsical as he is. He is very passionate and enthusiastic about his designs, which is a great thing to see in such a successful artist!


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