Manolo Blahnik Talks to Tim Blanks
Last Monday the Cochrane Theatre held Manolo Blahnik’s talk. The shoe master was interviewed by the celebrity journalist Tim Blanks on the occasion of his upcoming book. With a career expanding over 30 years and hundreds of designs, Manolo Blahnik is one of the successful figures in the fashion industry and it sure was a great pleasure listening to him. The no less successful and influential style contributor made the evening fun and amusing for the audience invited by Central Saint Martin’s. His witty questions were followed by the candid and sincere answers of the shoe designer-legend. He talked through some of his ever favourite models (some looking prettier on sketch and sadly not very warmly accepted by the fashion crowd). To put an end to the conversation, the public was given the opportunity to contribute to the discussion and address their questions to Monsieur Blahnik. After the talk, while Mr. Blahnik was signing copies of his book, I took the chance to briefly meet Tim Blanks who is the epitome of my dream career. And of course, Manolo Blahnik’s the book is now available for all of us, who will rather look at the shoes than dare wear them . . . at least for now.