He’s Got the Midas Touch! Manolo Blahnik Celebrates 50 Years in Fashion with an All-Gold Collection

He’s Got the Midas Touch! Manolo Blahnik Celebrates 50 Years in Fashion with an All-Gold Collection

If any shoe designer has a Midas touch, it’s Manolo Blahnik. Since he started out in 1971, he’s set a gold standard—and he’s now marking his 50-year career with a golden collection that riffs on his classic silhouettes, from boots with tiers of fringe to feathered metallic mules, pumps of handwoven macramé, and four pairs with bells on (inspired by a bracelet Blahnik’s mother wore, with four bells representing the members of their family). We asked a few of his friends about the power of Manolos—and Manolo.