Blahnik by Boman: Shoes, Photographs, Conversation

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Long before their supporting role in Sex and the City, Manolo Blahnik's shoes were legendary—exquisitely detailed, unabashedly luxurious, and impossibly sexy. The epitome of sophistication and taste, they have graced the feet of royalty, supermodels, and movie stars. In these breathtaking pictures by Blahnik's longtime friend, photographer Eric Boman, the shoes take center stage in a dazzling array of intriguing and often lighthearted scenes and settings. A white leather stiletto plays an incriminating role in a ...

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Overview

Long before their supporting role in Sex and the City, Manolo Blahnik's shoes were legendary—exquisitely detailed, unabashedly luxurious, and impossibly sexy. The epitome of sophistication and taste, they have graced the feet of royalty, supermodels, and movie stars. In these breathtaking pictures by Blahnik's longtime friend, photographer Eric Boman, the shoes take center stage in a dazzling array of intriguing and often lighthearted scenes and settings. A white leather stiletto plays an incriminating role in a suggested crime worthy of Hitchcock. A pale green mule nestles among ferns in homage to Blahnik's recurring botanical themes. The straps of a sandal echo the strands of spaghetti in which it lays entwined. Boman's unerring eye and oddly keen understanding of Blahnik's creations make for spellbinding pictures, full of wit, playfulness, and sole. Elegant allusions to Blahnik's eclectic influences abound—from the cinema to history, from the natural world to art and literature. As covetable as a pair of Manolos, this is a book of consummate creativity, addictive power, and unrivaled individuality: a cult object on a cult designer.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780811851169
  • Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
  • Publication date: 11/28/2005
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 820,342
  • Product dimensions: 11.12 (w) x 13.75 (h) x 1.12 (d)

Meet the Author

Manolo Blahnik was born in the Canary Islands. He studied at the University of Geneva before moving to Paris and then London to work as a set designer. On a trip to New York in 1971, Blahnik was sent to show his sketches to legendary fashion editor Diana Vreeland, who famously suggested, "You should do shoes." He lives in England.

Eric Boman, originally from Sweden, has worked in London, Paris, and New York for, among others, Vogue, Marie-Claire, Yves Saint-Laurent, Vanity Fair, The World of Interiors, and House & Garden. Since 1988, he has increasingly explored art photography

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  • Posted April 19, 2013

    Hello lover...A Woman's Right to Shoes!

    I have been a long time fan of iconic shoe designer Manolo Blahnik and Sex and the City. I was thrilled to learn that he designed a capsule collection exclusively for his Neiman Marcus Palm Beach store visit last month (March 2013) so I started looking for a book about him and one that would also be a great coffee table book. I found 2 paperback books at Barnes & Noble and I also was informed about this one which they did not have in stock at the store. I purchased both paperbacks and when I got home I looked up this book and decided I wanted it as well.

    The two paperback books were nice. They were essentially the same book one in large size and the other in a pocket size. The coffee table book, Blahnik by Boman was my favortie. It was a good size, filled with fascinating facts as well as beautiful images of the shoes that made Manolo Blahnik a household name.

    I was thrilled to meet Manolo in person and he actually signed all three books since I was giving one of them as a gift. He commented on how he too LOVED the Blahnik by Boman book.

    I highly suggest it not only for the pleasure reading, but for the many years of joy it will bring you as a much sought after coffee table book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 22, 2005

    So Worthy

    Never mind Sex and the City made us all aware of Blahnik, this collection of beautifully creative photographs gives us a whole new appreciation for the shoes. What a perfect gift for the lady who has eveything. Nothing better than a lovely book wrapped in a box. What woman wouldn't love a box full of Blahnik's!!!!

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