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Speaking of feet — don’t miss a chance to see the work of one of our era’s most celebrated and fabulously creative shoe designers: Manolo Blahnik at the Wallace Collection.

The wonderful Wallace Collection is hosting a free exhibition of the Spanish shoe guru’s work, co-curated by Blahnik himself, and it runs until 1 September.


Blahnik’s flights of creative fancy have captivated his fans, and made him a household name — thanks in no small part to Carrie Bradshaw’s Blahnik fetish in Sex in the City.

If you’ve ever doubted that shoes can be art, an hour or two browsing this exhibit will convince you otherwise. Infused with colour, texture, humour and, of course, sex appeal, these shoes are more than just foot-coverings. They are masterpieces in their own right.

According to the Wallace Collection’s website: “The exhibition features a personally selected edit of shoe designs from Blahník’s private archives set amongst the masterpieces of the Wallace Collection. This exciting venture juxtaposes an icon from the world of contemporary fashion with Wallace’s outstanding collection.”

The Wallace Collection is open from 10-17:00 daily, at Hertford House, Manchester Square, London W1U 3BN.

Sneak a peek at the Blahnik exhibition guide here.