Manuel "Manolo" Blahnik Rodríguez... is a Spanish fashion designer and founder of the eponymous high-end shoe brand Manolo Blahnik.
He was born in Santa Cruz de la Palma, in the Canary Islands (Spain) on November 27th, 1942.
One of Blahnik's greatest inspirations was his mother. She studied fashion magazines and interpreted the latest fashion trends on her clothing.
His mother was always dissatisfied with the shoes from their hometown so she made her own.
Blahnik never studied shoemaking formally. He learned the skills by visiting shoe factories and talking to pattern cutters, technicians, and machine operators.
At first, he designed men's footwear, but he immediately found that men's shoe design limited his imagination and lacked the element of fashion so he focused on women's shoes.
He and his shoes have become world famous!
This beautiful pair of silver Manolo heels with 13 sparkling rhinestones highlighted on each shoe!
Very chic for those sexy outings or just for the fun of it.
From the fashion mogul... MANOLO BLAHNIK.
Hand made in Italy.