Shoes heaven in Madrid – Manolo Blahník exhibition
212 pairs of shoes. This is the every’s girl dream, right? Vogue X Manolo Blahník exhibition, opened at National Museum of Decorative Arts in Madrid, presents a retrospective of the work of one of the most acclaimed designers of all times.
The exhibition will be open until 8th of March 2018, at National Museum of Decorative Arts (Calle de Montalbán, 12, 28014 Madrid, Spain).
Blahník exhibition, organised by the VOGUE Spain magazine, with the collaboration of Blahnik himself and his team in London, consists of 212 pairs of shoes and 80 of his original drawings, from his private collection, an archive made up of over 30,000 pieces. They include the collection of shoes created for the film, Marie Antoinette by Sofía Coppola and some boots custom made for Rihanna.
The exhibition is divided into six sections in which the recurrent themes, inspirations and obsessions of Manolo Blahník: art and architecture, nature, geographical influences (Spain, Italy, Russia, England and Japan), Gala (jewels), materials, and the central section (film, literature and history). Furthermore, a selection of photographs from the Condé Nast archives, taken by some of the world’s best photographers, such as Helmut Newton or Patrick Demarchelier, can also be seen.