Films for Frockistas #7 - Manolo - The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards
Seventh in a series of Sunday arvo get togethers to watch documentaries and talk frocks, fabrics and fashion for people who love to sew and other fabric appreciators.
On Sunday 12th June we'll be screening Manolo - The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards (2016) directed by Michael Roberts (1hr 29m)
An in-depth portrait of legendary fashion designer Manolo Blahnik
Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards is the in-depth portrait of legendary fashion designer Manolo Blahnik and how his extraordinary dedication to his craft led him to become the world’s most famous luxury shoemaker, revered by celebrities, stylists, and industry icons for generations. Growing up on a remote Spanish Canary island, Manolo made shoes out of sweet wrappers for lizards that he caught in his family’s garden. After opening his first store in London in 1973 and coming of age in fashion capitals such as Paris and New York, Manolo now has shops and department store concessions in over 20 countries and retains full control of the business, still creating every shoe, even hand-carving the wooden forms himself. Director and longtime fashion journalist Michael Roberts presents this never-before-seen peek into Mr. Blahnik’s world, featuring a ‘who’s who’ of the fashion and entertainment industries including Anna Wintour, Rihanna, Paloma Picasso, Iman and Naomi Campbell.
Watch Trailer HERE.
About the film:
"You may not be able to afford the shoes, but Michael Roberts’ documentary Manolo: The Boy Who Made Shoes for Lizards may bring you almost as much delight. Here’s a doc with a spring in its step, intimate without being off-puttingly reverential. Roberts, erstwhile fashion director of Vanity Fair and one of the designer’s longtime friends, opens a window into the life of this very private man, one of those rare beings who is both a profoundly inventive soul and a master craftsman." Time Magazine
Review of the documentary HERE.
About Films for Frockistas
Once a week during May/June we're having a Sunday arvo session at Songlines for frockistas and frockaholics. Join like-minded peeps to watch a film, share nibbles and sewing tips. You can bring what you're working on for show and tell.
We have set aside 2.5 hrs in the Songlines Experience Space for it. The space is air-conditioned, has a large screen and excellent sound system.
Doors open at 3.30. The screening will start at 4 pm.
On the program in May/June are iconic documentaries including Iris, Westwood: Punk, Icon, Activist; The First Monday in May, The Gospel According to Andre and more.
What to bring
We have bench seats, please bring your own chair and/or cushion if you'd like a bit more comfort. You are welcome to bring your own drinks/nibbles too. We'll be providing some too.
Who is putting this together
This is a Songlines project in collaboration with Flying Fox Fabrics & Darwin Frocktails.