"MANOLO BLAHNIK DRAWINGS". Collectif. Editions Thames & Hudson, New York. 2003.
MANOLO BLAHNIK DRAWINGS
"MANOLO BLAHNIK DRAWINGS". Collectif. Editions Thames & Hudson, New York. 2003. Imprimé en Allemagne. in-4, dos droit, couverture souple cartonnée à rabat illustrée en couleurs. 200 pages. Texte en anglais, avant-propos par Anna Wintour, illustré de 9 reproductions photographiques noir & blanc pleine page de Michael Roberts et 125 reproductions de dessins en couleurs, pleine page dont certains en double page, de Manolo Blhanik.
"Manolo Blahnik's shoes inspire fanatical devotion. Diane Von Furstenberg has hundreds of pairs; Paloma Picasso has been a fan since she was fourteen; Bianca Jagger, Anna Piaggi and Kate Moss are fellow addicts. Blahnik's career began in 1971 when he showed his sketches to Diana Vreeland, legendary editor of American Vogue. Admiring one particularly whimsical drawing of a shoe that crept up the ankle and became entwined with ivy and cherries she said, "You should do shoes." And so he did. Here, collected together for the first time, are over one hundred and twenty of the exuberant, color-rich sketches that Blahnik makes at the outset of the design process, executed with such verve and dreftness that they have become as sought after as the shoes themselves. Inimitable in style, beautifully reproduced in this book with special inks, they vividly convey Blahnik's unique vision... For everyone who has ever coveted a pair of "Manolos", or has the slightest interest in fashion or draftsmanship, this book is destined to become a classic." Ref LMO0070