With whimsical yet elaborate designs, Manolo Blahniks have stepped onto the big screen. Being commissioned to design shoes for the film Marie Antoinette by Sofia Coppola, the films Director and writer, Blahnik toldThe Daily Telegraph, “When the producers called, I dropped everything. When I was a boy, my mother read a Marie Antoinette biography, and I have read Antonia Fraser’s version. I can’t wait to see it. They said ‘make them sexy’, but I wanted to do something very academic. I thought that we wouldn’t even see the stupid shoes on her feet but, apparently, Kirsten Dunst goes shopping and there the shoes are…They tell me they are in a big shot.”
Manolo Blahnik shoes are the epitome of high style and elegance. Blahnik’s designs for the film are characteristic of the opulence of French royalty during the period and are marked by fanciful ribbons, rosettes, embroidery, and jewels. Want to add a splash of French elegance to your shoe collection? Check out Manolo Blahnik’s lavish designs (as seen below) at style.com.
Style Tip: Take a basic pair of pumps or mules and make a visit to your local accessory or fabric store to find bows, clips or brooches that can be affixed to your shoes, creating your own French inspired designs.