Growing up on a remote Spanish Canary island, Manolo Blahnik spent his childhood crafting shoes out of sweet wrappers for lizards he caught in his family’s garden. Now, you can find his eponymous brand in shops and department stores in more than 20 countries. In a new documentary by Music Box Films, MANOLO: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards, director Michael Roberts illustrates how this legendary designer came to be the world’s most famous luxury shoemaker, revered by celebrities, stylists and industry icons alike.
“I hope that everyone who watches is entertained and that they experience a connection with the imagery as well as with the many people who have taken part,” Blahnik notes. “The audience will get a little insight into my life, and the occasion to enjoy Michael Roberts’ creative vision and inmitable wit.”
The film will debut September 15 in New York City and Los Angeles and spread to additional theaters across the U.S. this fall. Want to score free tickets? Head over to @accessoriesmag on Instagram to enter to win two entries to view MANOLO: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards at Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema in New York City starting September 18.