The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards: A Manolo Blahnik Documentary Feature Film

Have you noticed that school curriculums have begun to integrate multiple class themes into one? Have you seen science, math and art intermingle with English literature? Now think of the same kind of mix, except in the world of art itself, where fashion and film suddenly come together to create some pretty incredible masterpieces. Of course, films about the masterminds behind certain fashion milestones and collections also serve to immortalize the designers themselves, particularly through biopics about those who have passed, including the beautiful piece that had been released about Alexander McQueen. Now, it appears that a Manolo Blahnik documentary film will be released soon, the Spanish fashion designer and founder of his eponymous, high end shoe brand, who is currently 73 years old.

Manolo Blahnik Documentary Feature Film

Manuel Blahnik Rodriguez was born in Santa Cruz de la Palma in Spain and has since grown to be a top shoemaker in the world. The documentary feature film, not a short like people thought it might be, will be called Manolo (The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards) and will be directed by Michael Roberts, the one who co-authored Grace Coddington’s best-selling memoir. The name is rather intriguing and the story behind it quite compelling.

It appears that Manolo has always had a certain love for animals, botany, nature and shoes, not exactly in that order, and it became abundantly clear when as a little boy, he would run around the gardens in his hometown of the Canary Islands and capture lizards, putting on shoes made out of candy wrappers. He was certainly an intriguing boy and he has grown up to be a star in the shoe design industry.

This is what makes the film about him all the more interesting, something that will be attracting people all around to check out someone grand from the fashion industry and to learn something new if they had been living under a rock and had never seen a Manolo shoe design. The film itself is expected to feature some pretty awesome cameos, not always subtly, including the appearance of Anna Wintour, Andre Leon Talley, Paloma Picasso, Candace Bushnell, Charlotte Olympia, Iman, Rihanna, Naomi Campbell, Isaac Mizrahi, Penelope Tree, and Rupert Everett.

When asked about the film, the director answered with a smile. “Having known Manolo for over 30 years, I can say he is a multifaceted intellectual and romantic whose engaging mind and ingenious work is made for entertaining cinema.” We are quite sure that this film fits the bill of interesting documentaries that are meant to make the world just a little smarter. Plus, we can see it as an example of someone reaching great heights, looking into the amount of work put into creating the shoe empire Manolo has. We will be awaiting the movie’s release.

Photo courtesy of Racked

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