An Enquiring Mind: Manolo Blahnik at the Wallace Collection

WHEN:

10th June 2019 to 1st September 2019
Free Entry

WHERE:

The Wallace Collection, Hertford House, Manchester Square, London, W1U 3BN

WHAT:

This new exhibition features a personally selected edit of shoe designs from Manolo Blahnik's private archives set amongst the masterpieces of The Wallace Collection - juxtaposing an icon from the world of contemporary fashion with an outstanding collection that has been an inspiration to artists since it opened to the public in 1900.

Each room explores a particular theme associated with Blahnik's work, demonstrating his thirst for knowledge and the wide ranging influences upon his designs. Visitors are taken on a journey through Blahnik's imagination, spanning the theatre and spectacle of the Commedia dell’arte, the fashions inspired by Blahnik's native Spain, 18th-century Rococo style, his own personal interpretation of Englishness and much more.

Images are:
- "Manolo Blahnik" © Jason Hughes
- "Nicolas Lancret, Mademoiselle de Camargo, France, 1730" © The Wallace Collection.
- "Hertford House", "Great Gallery" and "Oval Drawing Room" © The Wallace Collection.

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Upcoming Opening Times

Mon10 Jun 201910:00 - 17:00
Tue11 Jun 201910:00 - 17:00
Wed12 Jun 201910:00 - 17:00
Thu13 Jun 201910:00 - 17:00
Fri14 Jun 201910:00 - 17:00
Sat15 Jun 201910:00 - 17:00
Sun16 Jun 201910:00 - 17:00
Mon17 Jun 201910:00 - 17:00
Tue18 Jun 201910:00 - 17:00
Wed19 Jun 201910:00 - 17:00

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