A documentary about influential shoe designer Manolo Blahnik is in production with Michael Roberts directing and Nevision Studios One Limited producing.
Content Media will launch worldwide sales at the Berlin Film Festival on the film, titled “Manolo (The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards).” Executive producers are James Cabourne, Tiggy Maconochie and Anne Morrison.
“Having known Manolo for over 30 years, I can say he is a multifaceted intellectual and romantic whose engaging mind and ingenious work is made for entertaining cinema,” Roberts said.
Blahnik was born in the Canary Islands and began making shoes in London in 1971. “Shoes help transform a woman,” he has said.
The Blahnik shoes were popularized during the ’90s by being frequently mentioned on “Sex and the City” as a favorite of Sarah Jessica Parker’s Carrie Bradshaw character.
The film will feature notable figures in the fashion and entertainment worlds including Anna Wintour, Andre Leon Talley, Paloma Picasso, Candace Bushnell, Charlotte Olympia, Iman, Jamie Preto, Rihanna, Naomi Campbell, David Bailey, Isaac Mizrahi, Joan Burstein, Mary Beard, Colin McDowell, Penelope Tree, Prince of Lampedusa and Rupert Everett.
The Couture Council Artistry of Fashion honored Blahnik with an award at the Lincoln Center in New York City in September ahead of the Fall Fashion Week.
Roberts has worked for Tatler, British Vogue, Vanity Fair, Conde Nast Traveller and the New Yorker, where her served for nine years as the magazine’s first fashion director. Since 2010, he has contributed to Vanity Fair as style editor-at-large.
Roberts also art directed and edited “Grace, Thirty Years of Fashion at Vogue” about Grace Coddington and co-authored “Grace,” Coddington’s memoir.