As a documentary about his remarkable life is released, we celebrate the shoe designer on page 180. Manolo: the Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards chronicles Blahnik’s journey from a banana plantation in the Canary Islands to a career as the world’s most admired shoemaker, whose creations have adorned the feet of Diana Vreeland, Madonna and Princess
Diana, among many others. Beauty is… ‘something one must pursue. I have spent my lifetime chasing it.’
The most beautiful place in the world ‘Prague. It is like something out of a Kaf ka novel: truly beautiful and divinely romantic, even when it rains.’ The most beautiful person you know ‘There are many, but the most beautiful person I have known is Tina Chow.
She had incredible taste and elegance.’
You feel most beautiful when… ‘I achieve something I enjoy.’