Documentaries that highlight designer and fashion icons have been making a splash on the big screen. We loved the Iris Apfel documentary, and the Raf Simons’ Dior and I documentary was an amazing look at the behind the scene work that goes into creating a Parisian runway show.
We have a list of designers that we think should have a documentary based on them. A favourite on our list is shoe maker Manolo Blahnik, also a favourite for Sex and the City character Carrie Bradshaw. Manolo Blahnik will be the subject of a documentary feature film MANOLO (The boy who made shoes for lizards), directed by Michael Roberts. MANOLO will be an in-depth portrait of the designer and a behind-the-scenes peek into his world.
Having known Manolo for over 30 years, I can say he is a multifaceted intellectual and romantic whose engaging mind and ingenious work is made for entertaining cinema.
The film will feature a ‘who’s who’ list of some of the most notable figures in the fashion and entertainment worlds including Anna Wintour, Andre Leon Talley, Paloma Picasso, Candace Bushnell, Charlotte Olympia, Iman, Jamie Preto, Rihanna, Naomi Campbell, David Bailey, Isaac Mizrahi, Joan Burnstein, Mary Beard, Colin McDowell, Penelope Tree, Prince of Lampedusa, Rupert Everett and of course Manolo Blahnik himself.
Production on the documentary is currently underway.