Manolo Blahnik - DRAWINGS ( Shoes / Footwear / Fashion Design / Designer )


----------softcover, about 9w x 11.5h inches, a Near Fine copy with a bit of rubbing at tips, unpaginated (about 192 pages ), colour illustrations throughout, ---"Diane Von Furstenberg has more than eighty pairs; Paloma Picasso has been a fan since she was fourteen; Bianca Jagger and Kate Moss, to name just a few, are fellow addicts. For three decades, Blahnik's sense of the theatrical wedded to the finest materials and superlative craftsmanship have held the fashion world spellbound, and his creations have graced the catwalks of great designers from Yves Saint-Laurent to Isaac Mizrahi to John Galliano. ---Here, collected together for the first time, are over one hundred exquisite drawings that Blahnik makes at the outset of the design process. These sketches are executed with such exuberance and deftness that they have become as sought after as the shoes themselves (they often fetch up to $15,000.00 at charity auctions). Inimitable in style, the drawings, beautifully reproduced in this book with special inks, vividly convey Blahnik's unique vision. Whether it's a Grecian sandal designed for Galliano, with a snake-like strap slithering up the calf, or an emerald- and bead-fringed satin mule, the seductive attention to detail in the drawings conjures up the shoe itself. Illuminating introductions by Anna Wintour and Michael Roberts explore why Manolo Blahnik's shoes inspire such passion, and these are complemented throughout the book by the words of admirers including Suzie Menkes, Donatella Versace, and David Hockney. ---Michael Roberts also contributes a photographic essay showing Blahnik at work in his studio, making sketches, preparing the wooden lasts, and supervising the production of his shoes at his factories in Italy. A final "scrapbook" section includes Manolo Blahnik's own photographs of family, friends, and inspirational places"---, any image directly beside this listing is the actual book and not a generic photor ///NOT SIGNED///

Title: Manolo Blahnik - DRAWINGS ( Shoes / Footwear / Fashion Design / Designer )

Author Name: Blahnik, Manolo; Foreword By Anna Wintour; Essay By Andre Leon Talley; Essay By Michael Roberts; Essay By Aan Piaggi; Essay By Amanda, Lady Harlech

Illustrator: Manolo Blahnik

Categories: Art,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, NY, N.Y. / New York: Thames and Hudson, 2003, 1st Edition, First Printing: 2003

ISBN Number: 050028413X

ISBN Number 13: 9780500284131

Binding: Soft Cover

Book Condition: Near Fine (see description)

Inscription: Not Signed

Seller ID: 160513

Keywords: Manolo Blahnik - DRAWINGS ( Shoes / Footwear / Fashion Design / Designer