Oh, Manolo. We were already compiling our Liberty of London for Target shopping list when the SATC shoe God Manolo Blahnik announced that he too was collaborating with the London emporium.
SEE THE MANOLO BLAHNIK S/S 2010 COLLECTION
Manolo doesn’t do anything so common as, sniff, a pop-up shop. Instead, World of Manolo will be open at Liberty from Fashion’s Big Night Out in September until Christmas.
World of Manolo will stock the A/W 2010 collection, including boots, lace-ups, kitten heels and a flat version of Carrie’s royal blue, crystal-adorned heels from the first Sex and the City film (you know – they lead to something Big…). We're hoping to see more Manolo magic in SATC2, like these zebra-print stilettos from the first film, left.
“I love this building and I've been using Liberty prints forever,” says Manolo, who will be curating the London store’s winter window displays, as well as selling designs outside his usual realm, in the form of hats, scarves, cushions and notebooks.
Carrie would be in heaven!
By Harriet Reuter Hapgood