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Manolo Blahnik

Spanish, b. 1942

There may be no designer with as wide a breadth of references as the fashion and footwear icon Manolo Blahnik, whose stated sources of inspiration for the creation of his sublime shoes include — but are not limited to — Diana Vreeland, ancient Greece, 21st-century architecture, Spanish cinema and Piet Mondrian.

It’s a fittingly robust list for someone who has spent a lifetime in the self-described “pursuit of beauty.”

Born in 1942 in Spain’s Canary Islands, Blahnik had an early exposure to shoemaking: During World War II, his designer-shoe-loving mother enlisted a local cobbler to teach her to make her own footwear from available materials. The young Blahnik was intrigued.

After briefly studying law in Switzerland with the intention of becoming a diplomat, Blahnik moved to Paris, where he took a job in a vintage clothing shop while studying art at École des Beaux-Arts as well as set design at the art school of the Louvre. It wasn’t until years later, however, that he would realize his calling as a shoe designer. In the late 1960s, Blahnik relocated to London, where he worked for both the Sunday Times and Vogue. In the early 1970s, the renowned American Vogue editor Diana Vreeland saw his sketches and urged him to pursue footwear.

After a debut collection for celebrated fashion designer Ossie Clark — featuring models that Blahnik had gotten to know through his work in the fashion industry, among them Twiggy — received acclaim, he created footwear for illustrious dressmaker Jean Muir and apprenticed with professional shoemakers in London to perfect his craft. By 1973 he had bought out the shoe boutique Zapata and made it his own. Bloomingdale’s introduced him to the American market with a collection a few years later.

Vintage Manolo Blahnik shoes are famous for their theatricality, as the designer is well known for the whimsical, fantastical elements he brings to footwear, often in an explosive palette. “I have always approached color in a bold way, from all angles and variations,” he once said. “Always searching for the poetry of an impossible color.” Tack on teetering height as a trademark that took shape from early on.

“Those poor girls couldn’t walk properly, but people loved it,” the designer recalled of his early models. “Sir Cecil Beaton said to me, ‘Is this a new way of walking?’” To take it from pop culture, it indeed might have been: People are still talking about the night that Bianca Jagger dazzled, horseback, at Studio 54 in a Halston dress and Blahnik shoes on her 30th birthday, and, decades later, the footwear icon was rendered a household name during the long-running television series Sex and the City.

Today, Manolo Blahnik remains a virtual synonym for luxury shoes. Find a range of his footwear and handbags on 1stDibs.

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Designer: Manolo Blahnik
Manolo Blahnik Blue Hangisi 105 Cosmo Embellished Pumps
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in London, GB
Manolo Blahnik Blue Hangisi 105 Cosmo Embellished Pumps - Vibrant block pattern print on silk satin - Swarovski crystal-embellished buckle - Covered stiletto heel - Blue leather lin...
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2010s Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Turquoise Crocodile Strappy Sandals - Size 39.5
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Manolo Blahnik Turquoise Crocodile Strappy Sandals - Size 39.5. A beautiful pair of Crocodile Manolo Blahnik shoes that are easy to wear and flaunt. These sandals are highly versatil...
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2010s Manolo Blahnik

MANOLO BLAHNIK light blue denim pointed toe high heel ankle bootie EU38
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Hong Kong, NT
MANOLO BLAHNIK light blue denim pointed toe high heel ankle bootie EU38 Reference: TGAS/A03313 Brand: Manolo Blahnik Material: Denim Color: Blue Pattern: Solid Extra Detail: Light bl...
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2010s Manolo Blahnik

1990s Manolo Blahnik Bronze Mules With Ankle Strap
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Toronto, Ontario
1990s Manolo Blahnik bronze leather mules with ankle straps. Good vintage condition. Visible wear to interior soles, and creasing at toe box. Exterior soles have been replaced with b...
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1990s Manolo Blahnik

Vintage Manolo Blahnik Size 38.5 / 8.5 Black and White Spectator Flats / Shoes
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic vintage 1990s / 90s MANOLO BLAHNIK Size 38.5 / 8.5 black and white spectator cut-out leather flats! Rare early work by the shoe genius! Great with jeans, a skirt, trousers, shor...
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1990s Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Green Embossed Snakeskin Cut-Out Pumps 38.5
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in London, GB
Manolo Blahnik stunning pumps crafted in green snakeskin and black suede featuring a pointed toe, a high stiletto heel in suede and a branded leather insole. - Sole: Leather 100% - ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik tan embroidery leather pump - 37.5
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Manolo Blahnik tan embroidery leather pump - 37.5. These adorable Manolo Blahnik pumps are in good condition. They show use with small smudges, shown in picture. The bottom of the sh...
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2010s Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Grey Wool and Black Suede Mary Jane Style Shoes-37.5
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Manolo Blahnik Grey Wool and Black Suede Mary Jane Style Shoes-37.5 These fabulous classic style shoes are made of grey wool and have a black toe box with black leather stitching an...
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Early 2000s Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Olive Metallic Jeweled Heels - 38
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Manolo Blahnik Olive Metallic Jeweled Heels - 38. These skin printed heels are in excellent condition with minor wear on the bottom of the shoe.
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Late 20th Century Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik White Quilted and Navy Toe Flat - 38
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Manolo Blahnik White Quilted and Navy Toe Flat - 38 These classic looking flats are in excellent condition. They have a quilted look to them and the toe is a bold royal blue made of...
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21st Century and Contemporary Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Black Leather Penny Loafers -37.5
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Palm Beach, FL
These classic Manolo Blahnik loafers are black leather. They are in very good condition with minimal wear on the bottom and the tips of the shoes. Size 37.5
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21st Century and Contemporary Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Tassel Boots
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Bridgehampton, NY
Manolo Blahnik Knee-High Tassel Boots with Pointed Toe.
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21st Century and Contemporary Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Floral Mini Bag
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Athens, GA
Manolo Blahnik Floral Fabric Mini Bag. Mint condition mini size evening bag or wear to a special event. Great for a wedding or special occasion. Vintage Blahnik purse that no one els...
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21st Century and Contemporary Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Emerald Green Satin Embellishment Pumps Size 39.5
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The House of Manolo Blahnik, well-known for its graceful designs, infuses its creations with opulence and femininity, and elegance. These pumps are crafted using emerald green satin ...
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2010s Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Olive Snake Carolyne Slingback Pumps - Size 39
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Manolo Blahnik Olive Snake Carolyne Slingback Pumps Size 39. These Manolo Blahnik Carolyne pumps exudes an undeniably luxurious brand of sophistication when its classic slingback sil...
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2010s Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Grey Satin Shufti Jewel Embellished Pumps Size 35.5
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Manolo Blahnik is coveted for its luxurious and feminine designs. Crafted out of satin, these grey pumps are to add a glamorous touch to your overall look. They feature pointed toes,...
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2010s Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Black Suede Booties W Heels & Luxe Mink Trim w Box & Shoe Bags
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Portland, OR
These are beautiful grey suede and mink fur booties designed by Manolo Blahnik. The style name is M-Nesta. They are a beautiful rich dark grey suede leather and have an asymmetrical ...
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2010s Manolo Blahnik

MANOLO BLAHNIK “BB” 90mm Pink Velvet Pointed Toe Covered Heel Stiletto Pumps
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Thiensville, WI
MANOLO BLAHNIK “BB” 90mm Pink Velvet Pointed Toe Covered Heel Stiletto Pumps Estimated Retail: $695.00 Brand / Manufacturer: Manolo Blahnik Manufacturer Style Name: “BB” Pump Sty...
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2010s Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Bow Colour Block Leather Pumps EU 37.5 UK 4.5 US 7.5
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in London, GB
These Vintage pumps by Manolo Blahnik are a classic style that will never date, made in Italy from supple black and white leather, they have pointed toes, leather bow and comfortable...
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21st Century and Contemporary Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik x Vetements black satin waist-high boots, ss 2017
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in London, GB
Manolo Blahnik x Vetements; black satin waist-high boots lined in cream leather. - Size EU 37 - Brand new and never worn; sold with the original packaging - 5" heel Spring-Summer 2017
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2010s Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Multicolor Suede Corias Pointed Toe Sandals Size 36
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These Manolo Blahnik sandals are artfully crafted from colorful suede that lends it a contemporary chic look. Featuring a pointed-toe silhouette, this pair comes with elasticized ank...
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2010s Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Black Embroidered Mesh And Fabric Hangisi Pumps Size 38.5
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Manolo Blahnik is well-known for his graceful designs, and his label is synonymous with opulence, femininity, and elegance. These Hangisi pumps are crafted from mesh and fabric into ...
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2010s Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Shoe Black Crocodile Timeless Mule 37.5 / 7.5
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Manolo Blahnik jet black crocodile mule. Beautiful cut with a single piece of Alligator that has design detail. The sides have cut out detail and the top of the ...
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2010s Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Shoe Black Suede Lush Chinchilla Rose Ankle Strap 39 / 9 New
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Manolo Blahnik fabulous shoe features the most divine Chinchilla rose! D'Orsay style ankle strap black suede. Open toe with suede straps underneath the chinchill...
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2010s Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Vintage Bow Leather Pumps EU 38 UK 5 US 8
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in London, GB
These Vintage pumps by Manolo Blahnik are a classic style that will never date, made in Italy from supple black leather, they have sharp slanted pointed toes, leather bow and comfort...
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21st Century and Contemporary Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Women's Size 38 Tan Suede Fur Trim Knee-High Likansk Boots 3MB120
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Dix hills, NY
Made In: Italy Measurements: Length: 11 " Width: 3 " Height: 21 " OVERALL EXCELLENT CONDITION ( 9/10 or A ) Signs of Wear: Size: 38 EU or US 9.5 Exterior: Very Minor Marks Interior...
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21st Century and Contemporary Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Multicolor Lurex Fabric Sandals Size 37.5
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These lovely sandals hail from the house of Manolo Blahnik. They have been crafted meticulously from multicolored lurex fabric. It has open toes, 8 cm heels and leather soles.
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2010s Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Heels in Leopard Pony Fur W/ Snakeskin Trim Shoes 38.5
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Portland, OR
These are stunning Manolo Blahnik shoes in a size 38.5 or US 8. These D'Orsay open side pump heels with pointed toe. Leather upper in cheetah print with patent leather decoration enc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Black Satin Pointy Toe Heel With Rhinestone Ankle Strap
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Manolo Blahnik black satin pointy toe heel with hanging rhinestone ankle strap. Size Marked: 36 1/2/ 6 3 Inch Heel Good Vintage Condition: Please remember all clothes are previousl...
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Early 2000s Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Red Satin Lala Pointed Toe Pumps Size 40.5
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
A worthy choice for those who love elegant footwear, Manolo Blahnik's Lala pumps meet the expectations of a luxurious shoe. Formed using red-hued satin, the high heel pump is present...
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2010s Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik BB 105 Beige Leather High Heel Pumps Shoes, Size 42
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Product details: The pumps feature skinny heel and pointy toe design.
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2010s Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik White Leather Thong Sandals Unworn With Box, size 7
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Manolo Blahnik white leather thong sandals unworn with box, size 7. The front sides are ruched white nappa leather, the shoes are all leather. Tagged price is $645. Protector bag inc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Gold Leather Brocade Printed Slides - 37
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Manolo Blahnik Gold Leather Brocade Printed Slides - 37. These heels have an ornate, shimmery feel. They feature a tan and gold brocade print, crossing front straps, and a low heel. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Black Sequin Stretch Thigh High High-Heeled Boots NBW
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Manolo Blahnik black sequin thigh high boots with high heel. Boots are size 37 - they have never been worn. In excellent condition. Length - 20" (from top back heel to thigh top)
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21st Century and Contemporary Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik black goat hair knee high five inch heeled boots, fw 2010
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in London, GB
▪ Manolo Blahnik black goat hair knee-high boots ▪ Five inch leather heels ▪ Leather soles ▪ EU 40 - UK 7 - US 10 ▪ Fall-Winter 2010
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Early 2000s Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Dove Grey Vintage Carolyne Slingback Shoes With Heels
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Portland, OR
These Manolo Blahniks Carolyne slingbacks are in a beautiful dove grey satin with pale grey leather detailing. These gorgeous shoes have a pointed toe and leather soles. We especiall...
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1990s Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Blue Satin Hangisi Pumps Size 39
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Manolo Blahnik is well-known for his graceful designs, and his label is synonymous with opulence, femininity, and elegance. These Hangisi pumps are crafted from satin into a pointed ...
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2010s Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Shoes Gold Floral Brocade Sandal Slides With Heels Size 38.5
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Portland, OR
These are wonderful heeled sandals from Manolo Blahnik with teal, bronze and gold metallic leaf and floral print. They are in excellent condition and look to have been worn maybe onc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Blue Satin Lurum Crystal Embellished Pointed Toe Sandals Size 36
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
A worthy choice for brides-to-be or for those who love elegant footwear, Manolo Blahnik's Lurum sandals meet the expectations of a luxurious shoe. The label is known for its graceful...
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2010s Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Black Crocodile Pumps Size 38
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Los Angeles, CA
These Manolo Blahnik black crocodile heels are in excellent condition and have been resoled with a sole providing more traction and comfort. Made in Italy. Measures (Approximate...
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20th Century Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Black Matte Elaphe and Patent Leather Strap Heeled Pump
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in London, GB
Manolo Blahnik Black Matte Elaphe and Patent Leather Strap Heeled Pumps - Matte black elaphe toe and heel, with black patent straps over the arch of the foot and ankle - Aged silver...
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21st Century and Contemporary Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Pink Satin BB Pointed Toe Pumps Size 38
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Walk with grace and confidence in these lovely BB pumps from Manolo Blahnik. These pink pumps are crafted from satin and feature an elegant silhouette. They flaunt pointed toes, comf...
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2010s Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Grey Satin Hangisi Ballet Flats Size 37.5
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
You know you are going to have a glamorous day the moment you put these ballet flats on. They are a Manolo Blahnik creation, meticulously crafted from satin and lined with leather on...
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2010s Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Red Satin Eufrasia Pointed Toe Pumps Size 36.5
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Walk with grace and confidence in these red pumps by Manolo Blahnik. Flaunting classy fashion with pointed toes that have a crystal-embellished brooch, insoles with leather lining, a...
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2010s Manolo Blahnik

2013 New Pair Of Manolo Blahnik Multi-Color Python Sling Back Sandals
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
21st Century & New Manolo Blahnik 2013 Collection sling back python sandal shoes.These python dyed shoes are executed in a vibrant turquoise ground, accented with fuchsia, pistachio ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Manolo Blahnik

New Manolo Blahnik Brown Snake Skin Python Sz 40.5 US 10 High Heel Sandals
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in San Diego, CA
Brand new early 2000s MANOLO BLAHNIK brown and tan beaded python snakeskin heels in hard to find Size 40.5/US 10.5! Brown beaded triple strand strap at each front ankle, with adjusta...
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Early 2000s Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Yellow Leather strappy sandal - 37
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Manolo Blahnik Yellow Leather strappy sandal - 37 This beautiful sandal is the perfect pop of color for any outfit, and great for the summer. The shoe is in excellent condition. ...
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2010s Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Shoe Coppery Bronze Faux Python Pump 39 / 9 New
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Manolo Blahnik exquisite coppery bronze pump. Faux python embossed. Soft pointed toes with stiletto heels. NEW or NEVER WORN. Final Sale SIZE 39 USA SIZE 9 S...
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21st Century and Contemporary Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Shoe Pink Crocodile Signature Mule 37 / 7
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Manolo Blahnik beautiful pale ballet pink crocodile shoes. Criss cross straps over the top of the foot. Crocodile kitten heel is beautifully shaped. Comes with ...
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2010s Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Black Lace And Fabric Hangisi Crystal Embellished Pumps Size 42
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Walk with grace and confidence in these pumps by Manolo Blahnik. Styled in an elegant black shade, with dazzling embellishments on the pointed toes, and leather insoles to provide co...
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2010s Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Beige Pony Hair Embellished Pumps Size 36
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Manolo Blahnik is well-known for his graceful designs, and his label is synonymous with opulence, femininity, and elegance. Crafted from pony hair, the sandals are designed in a poin...
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2010s Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Copper & Gold Pointed Toe Slingback Shoes W Jeweled Buckles
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Portland, OR
These are such beautiful Manolo Blahnik Tonoslac gold leather slingback heels. These alligator embossed copper and gold leather shoes have Blahnik's signature gorgeous jeweled shoe c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Navy Satin Fibionabi 105mm Crystal Sandals sz 39.5 rt. $1,045
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in New York, NY
Manolo Blahnik Navy Satin Fibionabi 105mm Crystal Sandals sz 39.5 Made In: Italy Color: Navy Hardware: Silvertone Materials: Satin, metal, crystals Closure/Opening: Slip on Overall ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Grey Satin Jewel Nadira Pointed Toe Pumps Size 39
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Manolo Blahnik is well-known for his graceful designs, and his label is synonymous with opulence, femininity, and elegance. These Nadira pumps are crafted from satin into a pointed t...
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2010s Manolo Blahnik

Shocking pink boots in satin and feathers Manolo Blahnik
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Shocking pink boots in satin and feathers
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Early 2000s Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Brown Suede And Green Rose Embellished Pointed Toe Mules Size 37
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Manolo Blahnik is one of the leading names when it comes to creating beautiful footwear. Every fashionista has her eyes of the brand's creations. This pair is no different. Crafted f...
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2010s Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Boot Stretch Suede Rear Leather Detail 39.5 / 9.5 New
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Manolo Blahnik dark brown buttery suede knee high stretch boot. Rear of leg has brown leather 'strip'. Sleek great fit. New or Never Worn. final sale SIZE 39.5 ...
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2010s Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik Leather Pumps EU 37.5 UK 4.5 US 7.5
By Manolo Blahnik
Located in London, GB
These pumps by Manolo Blahnik are a classic style that will never date, made in Italy from supple black leather, they have sharp pointed toes and comfortable 63mm heels to take you f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Manolo Blahnik

Manolo Blahnik fashion for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers an extraordinary range of authentic Manolo Blahnik fashion. If you’re browsing our collection of unique vintage and designer fashion to elevate your daily look or to introduce new colors to the dazzling formal wear in your wardrobe, this designer’s body of work includes elements of red, pink, blue and other tones. Customers interested in this designer might also find the work of Escada, Gianvito Rossi and Stella McCartney appealing. On 1stDibs, find designer Manolo Blahnik fashion, vintage and haute couture from top boutiques around the world. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $112 and tops out at $5,057, while the average work can sell for $480..

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