Lucy Yeomans, Manolo Blahnik and Kristina Blahnik
Fashion industry icon Manolo Blahnik recently revealed that when he designs and creates his shoes, he makes up a backstory to go with them. Blahnik’s shoes have been worn by top celebrities the world over, perhaps most famously by Sarah Jessica Parker in her role as Carrie Bradshaw in the Sex and the City television and movie franchise.
In a recent article in the UK Independent newspaper, Blahnik’s niece Kristina Blahnik says that her famous uncle sings to himself in the studio, telling himself a story about a shoe while he cuts the pattern. “He will imagine who it will be worn by,” she says.
Blahnik recently collaborated with London retailer Liberty, creating fashion accessories that are sure to thrill fashionistas. Blahnik was particularly impressed with the store’s fashion archives, which go back to the 19th century.