Sunday, 18 August 2019

Malono Blahnik at the Wallace Collection

Synonymous with the fictional character Carrie Bradshaw in the early noughties TV series Sex and the City, the iconic shoes of Manolo Blahnik have gained cult status over the years. If you want to ogle the amazing sculptural creations of this famous designer pop along to the current Enquiring Mind: Manolo Blahnik exhibition at the Wallace Collection in Marylebone. 

The exhibition showcases a delightful selection of shoes dispersed amongst the glamour and decadence of the 18th Century collection of art and artefacts. You get a guide that highlights which shoes are in each room but if you dispense with the map it feels like a grown-up treasure hunt!

If you are in the neighbourhood it is a lovely way to spend an hour. It is a free exhibition and is open until Sunday 1st September.

These shoes are beautiful objects of art but I'm not sure how comfortable they would be to wear!


  1. I love the shoes but me... give me Rocket Dog pumps any day! Jo xxxxx

    1. Me too! Give me a pair of trainers or brogues over heels any day!

  2. I often wonder - was Carrie Bradshaw the thing that rocketed Manolo Blahnik's into a success story?! And I'm with you and Jo; will take trainers any time of day thank you very much. Maybe age and lifestyle related ;-)

  3. This looks like a brilliant exhibition!