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Manolo Blahnik (1943-), Shoe designer

Sitter in 3 portraits
Shoe designer born in the Canary Islands. 'Manolos' play a starring role in Candace Bushnell's Sex in the City. The subject of a retrospective at the Design Museum in 2003, Blahnik started out as a theatre designer but was advised by Diana Vreeland to turn his attention to fashion. Blahnik has collaborated with fashion designers from Ossie Clark to John Galliano and Dior.

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Manolo Blahnik

by Mike Owen
bromide fibre print, 1980s
NPG x31835

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Manolo Blahnik

by Laurence Cendrowicz
bromide fibre print, 15 February 2002
NPG x126111

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Manolo Blahnik

by Johnny Dewe-Mathews
bromide print on card mount, March 1973
NPG x31063

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