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Naomi Campbell Crowns Manolo Blahnik the 'King of Shoes' in New Doc

Naomi Campbell Crowns Manolo Blahnik the 'King of Shoes' in New Doc


The star-studded documentary, Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards, comes out in September. 

Only one man has earned the nickname "King of Shoes" by queen Naomi Campbell and had Anna Wintour profess that she only wears his footwear. His name is Manolo Blahnik and his legendary, romanticized shoes are the subject of a new, star-studded documentary called Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards.

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Long before the 74-year-old designer became the go-to shoemaker to the stars, he was a child designing tiny shoes for lizards. The preview for the Michael Roberts-directed documentary, set for release in September, traces back the life of the man credited with reviving the stiletto heel in the '70s. Among the packed roster of celebrity interviews, there are moments with Isaac Mizrahi, Paloma Picasso, Sex and the City creator Candace Bushnell, and Rihanna--the latter laughing along as the designer reveals men get angry with him because their wives love his shoes more than them.

It also features some extremely quotable dialogue, like the line: "I was not a very quiet boy. Never was, never will be." Fuck it up, girl. While we wait for the official release and strap on your Manolo's for the premiere, catch up on some of the best fashion documentaries of the last five years, including 2010's Bill Cunningham and 2014's Dior and I.

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