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Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards
A documentary portrait of 74-year-old shoe designer Manolo Blahnik from his humble beginnings in Santa Cruz de la Palma, the capital of Spain's Canary Islands, to the glittering catwalks of Milan. Shot by fashion editor Michael Roberts, the film ventures behind-the-scenes with Blahnik, including footage of him sketching a new design for one of his shoes and visiting an Italian factory where master craftsmen shape the heels and soles for his handiwork. Friends and fans such as John Galliano, Anjelica Huston and Anna Wintour offer effusive praise about the impact of Blahnik on contemporary culture, complemented by archive material that juxtaposes present and past, including sequences devoted to the designer's current creative inspiration, pop star Rihanna.