- 18TH JUNE 2019 -

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IN THIS ISSUE


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in the red

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THE EDIT

24-7 glam

Set this summer’s style-status to full glam… every detail counts. Dazzling earrings, a daring trouser suit or a pair of ultra-sized sunnies… wear it with confidence, right around the clock.

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IN THE KNOW

out ‘n’ about

AN ENQUIRING MIND: MANOLO BLAHNIK AT THE WALLACE COLLECTION

Now until 1st September 

Love shoes, love art, love history? Then this exhibition is a masterly mix of his exquisitely crafted shoes, tailor made for you. 

Hertford House is home to The Wallace Collection; London’s most beautiful museum of art treasures and Manolo’s shoes are themselves wearable works of art, so what could make for a happier union?

He may be forever famed for creating Carrie’s Sex and the City fancy footwear, but the real Manolo is a serious intellectual lover of art and especially The Wallace Collection, which he has visited regularly throughout his illustrious career spanning some 50 years.

Manolo takes his consummate craft to another level with this personal partnership and it's a first for the gallery too. It will no doubt attract a whole new audience who will come to appreciate this gem of a museum.

Gasp with wonder at room after room of gorgeous, lavish luxury, from jewel encrusted shoes sitting in the Boudoir Cabinet to dashing cavalier boots perched beside the iconic Laughing Cavalier by Hals in the Great Gallery. 

Not forgetting The Wallace Collection’s most famous poster girl portrait, Fragonard’s sumptuous Swing, an obvious point of reference for Manolo’s Marie Antoinette candy pink slippers specially designed for the Sofia Coppola 2006 award winning film. 

There are some 150 shoes altogether, portrayed singly or grouped in themes to mirror the style and period of a significant painting or antiquity like the grandeur of the Boulle furniture.

It reflects his life-long love of art and his enquiring mind that inspires his design process, which always kicks off with those famous quirky sketches around which he creates a narrative.

“I am incredibly humbled and honoured to be part of the project and have my work displayed at the museum”.

It definitely pays homage to his appreciation of the finer things in life.  Extravagant though the exhibition might be, it’s FREE to view! 

So treat yourself afterwards to tea in the stunning courtyard cafe.

Want to hear more?  Then book one of several talks throughout July. 

Hear Manolo himself in conversation with classicist Dame Mary Beard and the head honchos at the Wallace Collection on 1st July, for The Classical influence in Art and Design 

Manolo Blahnik curated shoes in the Great Gallery, c The Wallace Collection

Manolo Blahnik curated shoes in the Great Gallery, c The Wallace Collection

where to go and whaT to do…

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SEE YOU NEXT WEEK ...

FASHION DIRECTOR JULIA MAY MORGAN | CONTRIBUTING ARTS EDITOR ANGELA KENNEDY

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