Harper's Bazaar (UK) - - Contributors -

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.’

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