Manolo Blahnik's Heels Emphasize Movement Of The Female Form, But Have A (Sort Of) Dangerous History
If you live under a rock and don't keep up with fashion or pop culture, then maybe there's a slight chance you don't know who Manolo Blahnik is. However, if you do, then you're fully aware that this mega star's heels are incredible. Manolo Blahnik's heels emphasize body movements with their signature two inch height, and that's exactly how the design likes it. In fact, the movement of the female form in his shoes seems to be where the talented's designer's career began.
In an interview with Harper's Bazaar, the legendary footwear creator gave a candid anecdote to the glossy about what he considers his break out moment designing the shoes for British designer Ossie Clark. Blahnik explained that the fashion show may have been his breakthrough but it also nearly tanked his career, "simply because I didn't have experience and I put rubber heels with no bit of steel inside— so the heels were a little bit dangerous to walk in."
While this may not seem like an important moment — in fact, it may appear as kind of an embarrassing incident — the show led critics to quite the interesting conclusion. Much of the show's praise came from the fact that "the girls moved so differently." Clearly, this was the start of Blahnik's love of movement, and today, that love plays a major part in his shoes. The designer says that two inches is the ideal heel height as, "it's easy to walk and you still have the movement of the body." However, don't let that assertion fool you — Blahnik's footwear is diverse and stunningly gorgeous.
Footwear isn't the only accessory that Blahnik believes can convey the beauty of the flow of the human body. In fact, he goes on to explain the the magazine that he's always had a true love of hairstyles— a love that may rival his passion for shoes. He explains, "Hairdos are the most important thing for a woman, apart from movement. I love movement of heads and people. I'm very sensitive to that, I don't know why, maybe it's the movement of the head, or the neck, or the legs or the back."
Since Blahnik adores the movement of the body, I'm going to make the assumption that talented models inspire the creator. So who's signature gait would only be enhanced by the designer's gorgeous creations? I've got some ideas.
The star's signature walk at a show would be seriously complimented by a great pair of Manolo Blahniks.
Kloss has walked red carpets in some gorgeous flats before, and Blahnik has said in previous interviews that flats can be chic if you know how to rock them. Well, Kloss certainly knows how.
Had I not included this stunner in a list of models with gorgeous gaits I would have been seriously remiss.
There's something so unique about Liu Wen's catwalk, and a pair of Manolos would be the perfect compliment