‘The British Fashion Council is delighted to announce that Manolo Blahnik CBE will receive the Outstanding Achievement Award at this year’s British Fashion Awards on Tuesday, 27th November. This special award is one of the most significant of the evening; it celebrates and recognises one designer, who throughout their career, has made an impact on the global fashion industry.’
Manolo for Richard Nicholl SS13
Manolo for Osman SS13
Manolo has been crafting and perfecting the perfect shoe for 40 years, and ever since the show, Sex and the City first aired, the designer has reigned supreme in the shoe world amongst followers of fashion and shoe lovers internationally. Having taken their place on Carrie Bradshaw’s feet in Sex and the City, Manolo Blahnik shoes have gathered a loyal following around the globe.
His designs are as coveted as Jimmy Choo and Christian Louboutins. Every girl dreams of owning a pair, and if they currently do, then several pairs!
Manolos are generally favoured by ladies who enjoy a classic shoe design. Although some of his designs are quite quirky in design and structure, many are classically beautiful and sophisticated, with a wearable heel height.
Sex and the City scene
Diane Von Furstenberg is reported to own over 80 pairs! Other celebrity fans include Sarah Jessica Parker, Jessica Alba, Olivia Palermo, the Olsen twins, Nicole Kidman, Victoria Beckham, and Kate Moss. And if they’re good enough for Kate, they’re good enough for me… *ahem
Olivia Palermo in Manolos
Kate Moss on her Wedding Day in Manolos
Ashley Greene 2012
Emma Watson 2012
Manolo’s drawings also receive critical acclaim, which he creates at the start of every design process. Some have even been reported to fetch over £10,000 at charity auctions.
Manolo Blahnik at Work
Caroline Rush, Chief Executive at the BFC said, “It is truly well deserved and it will be a great honour to work with him on next season’s London Fashion Week, we are extremely excited to see his designs on display at Somerset House.”
Congratulations Manolo Blahnik! xx