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Evening pumps

Designer:
Manolo Blahnik (British, born Spain, 1942)
Date:
1990–92
Culture:
British
Medium:
silk, leather, rhinestones
Dimensions:
6 x 9 in. (15.2 x 22.9 cm)
Credit Line:
Brooklyn Museum Costume Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Gift of the Brooklyn Museum, 2009; Gift of Manolo Blahnik, 1992
Accession Number:
2009.300.1630a, b
Not on view
Manolo Blahnik has reached truly iconic status as a shoe designer. Blahnik began designing in the 1970s, and by the early 1980s had become known for producing some of the most coveted shoes. Often compared to Roger Vivier, Blahnik is renowned for the artistry, delicacy, and allure of his designs. This is a typical design featuring pointed toe, extremely high and slender heel, and romantic historicizing design.
Marking: Label: "Manolo Blahnik"
Stamped: "Made in Italy"
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