Isaac Mizrahi

The man behind those coveted 'Manolos'

The man behind those coveted 'Manolos'

Manolo Blahnik. The shoe designer’s name signifies fanciful, frivolous footwear, gloriously whimsical shoes immortalized by Carrie Bradshaw in “Sex and the City” and coveted as a cult item. In the new documentary “Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards,” director Michael Roberts turns the spotlight onto the man behind the shoes, a quirky individual who still brims with the creative enthusiasm of the boy from the Canary Islands who molded foil into slippers for reptiles.

Though the fashion superstars (Anna Wintour, Andre Leon Talley, Isaac Mizrahi, Iman) who appear throughout the documentary refer to Blahnik as a “poet in couture,” “a myth,” who creates “the happiest feet in...

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