Finally, at 758 Madison Avenue, one will find Manolo Blahnik, where the shoes are chic, expensive and well made. All are designed by Mr. Blahnik, who has a shop in London and is one of the best shoe designers anywhere. There are suede ankle boots; black suede pumps with elegantly long toes, gracefully curved heels, and his newest shoe - an icy satin brocade pump with the new round toe. All cost between $200 and $300. And if Mr. Blahnik is in town, which he often is, why, he will fit you personally and pronounce the combination of your feet and his shoes divine, his favorite word. 
John Duka
The New York Times | November 22, 1981

1979 | Manolo Blahnik
758 Madison Avenue, NY
Source: devodotcom

Friday, September 21, 1979

Got up and wandered around, passing out (the magazine) Interview. I went to Manolo Blahnik’s new shoe store on 65th and Madison, next to Kron’s, really beautiful, one-of-a-kind shoes.

Andy Warhol
The Andy Warhol Diaries by Andy Warhol and Pat Hackett [Warner Books, NY 1989]

1979 | Manolo Blahnik
Photograph: Richard Dormer
Source: devodotcom

Thursday, May 1, 1980 

… Bianca [Jagger] had a great Halston top on and a blue bottom and her ass really was wide. She had on Manolo shoes and an Elsa Peretti belt. 

Andy Warhol 
The Andy Warhol Diaries by Andy Warhol and Pat Hackett [Warner Books, NY 1989]

1980 | June 30, 1980 - New York Magazine
Top left: Stèphane Kèlian | Top center: Sacha
Top right & bottom: Manolo Blahnik
Source: New York Magazine

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