Not a friend, but a muse, with whom Manolo Blahnik made several collections – Rihanna. “She’s covered in tattoos! – either horrified, or admired by the designer. What will she be like when she gets old? Years at 60? Awesome! Just like that poor boy, Posh’s husband from the Spice Girls.” I suggest David Beckham. “Have you noticed that my shoes are not worn on the red carpet? I’m not complaining, but happy! They don’t belong there. I even hate the phrase “red carpet”. I prefer “Gala!”. So one day I went to a restaurant in London, and there was a group of girls – and all in my shoes. And do you know who was among them? Karlie Kloss! That’s how we met her!”
I’m extremely sorry that you can’t listen to the recording of that interview on the recorder with me – I want you, like me, to fall under the spell of the designer’s soft British accent with slight Spanish notes, plunge into the fantastic world of his stories, memories and unusual humor (unfortunately, the funniest jokes and comments cannot be printed). When you communicate with Blahnik, you forget about everything. Therefore, now I have a kind of auto-training and a personal antidepressant – I will listen to our conversation every time I feel sad.
How would it be in Russian
“Do you know why I did a collaboration with Vetements? They are crazy and I am crazy. The perfect couple! I met Demna Gvasalia only once in London, but mostly worked with his team – the collective, as they call themselves. I don’t understand their post-Soviet aesthetic at all, but I suspect it’s something terribly ugly that many people want to forget about. But without ugliness, as well as without beauty, our life would be boring.