Member Invitation | An Enquiring Mind: Manolo Blahnik at the Wallace Collection
Join Walpole for a private guided tour of An Enquiring Mind: Manolo Blahnik at The Wallace Collection on Tuesday 18th June at 9am-10am.
“The Wallace Collection has been a point of reference for me since my early days in London,” said Mr Blahnik, “It was – and remains – one of my favourite museums with the most refined selection of art.”
The exhibition features Mr Blahnik’s own edit of shoes from his private archives, set amongst the masterpieces of the Wallace Collection, juxtaposing an icon of contemporary luxury with pictures, sculptures and objets from the Wallace’s exceptional collection, an inspiration to artists since it opened to the public in 1900.
Each room in the exhibition is a journey through Manolo Blahnik’s imagination and will reflect a particular theme associated with his work, from the spectacle of Commedia dell’Arte to the 18th Century Rococo as well as his own interpretation of – and passion for – Britishness, and promises to be a visual feast as well as a compelling insight into his creative inspirations.
Manolo Blahnik was named as Luxury Legend in the 2018 Walpole British Luxury Awards.
Places are very limited, and strictly for members only, so please do RSVP as soon as possible. In the event that the tour is oversubscribed, names will be put into a ballot and members notified by 5th June.
An Enquiring Mind: Manolo Blahnik at The Wallace Collection continues until September 1st.