Manolo Blahnik suede stiletto shoes, c.2007
These fabulous Edwardian-inspired lace up shoes were featured in the 2/07 issue of Vogue. Renée Zellweger wore the very same Blahnik model paired with a Victorian-inspired jacket by Alexander McQueen.
The shoes were purchased by a collector who loved the modern reinterpretation of an Edwardian theme. Inspired by the picture of Zellweger as Beatrix Potter, the collector planned to wear the shoes with a vintage jacket. However, her "vintage debut" fell through. Thus, the condition of the shoes is still "new", but without the original $800 price tag.
The two-tone boots are fashioned from pink-and-cream colored suede. The toe foxing, decorative perforations, and lace up fronts were the last word in Edwardian boot fashion. The stiletto heels and cutout sides give our shoes a modern flavor.
The smart and stylish shoes were crafted by shoe genius Manolo Blahnik, reigning heir to the great tradition of luxury shoemaking (Ferragamo, Perugia, Vivier). Blahnik's shoes (Manolos, to the cognoscenti) became fashion icons by the year 2000. Star billing for Manolos on Sex and the City made them "the sexiest shoes in the world"—expensive and coveted by the world's most fashionable women.
The condition is mint. The shoes have never been worn.
The size is marked 39 (8 1/2). The heels are 4 1/4" tall.