Manolo Blahnik, or Manuel “Manolo” Blahnik Rodriguez is an internationally acclaimed high-end shoe designer known for his impeccable and unparalleled design. Famously worn by Carrie Bradshaw in the fashionable Sex and the City television series, Manolos are a symbol of class, elegance, and unchallengeable beauty.
The son of a Czech and Spaniard, Mr. Blahnik Rodriguez studied in Geneva, then graduated to pursue art in Paris Three years later, Mr. Blahnik Rodriguez moved to London work at “Zapata” shoe boutique and become a writer for Vogue Italia. Shortly after he purchased the boutique --which began to operate under his own name--with a loan of £2,000. While the 70s became the age of the platform, Mr. Blahnik Rodriguez focused on perfecting the stiletto heel.
He developed his flagship store (where it still remains) in Old Church Street, Chelsea London. His attention to detail and material gave him great recognition in the form of an award by the Commander of the British Empire in 2007, for his contributions to England’s fashion industry. Mr. Blahnik Rodriguez’s brand is internationally distributed.
Manolo Blahnik shoes were featured in the TV show ‘Angels’, and--even more widely known--the show ‘Sex and the City’. One of the characters in SATC (as it is more commonly referred to), Carrie Bradshaw, was especially affectionate toward her Manolo Blahnik shoes. For Carrie, visiting the Manolo store was like going to Mecca, and understandably so. Manolos are revered are eternally classic, and oh,.so greatly desired. Manolo Blahnik is a globally admonished and sought after brand. Many, many celebrities are great patrons of Manolo including Camilla Alves, Rashida Jones, Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen, Petra Nemcova, Hilary Duff, Lucy Liu, Jennifer Aniston, and Sarah Jessica Parker.