Museum Kampa, The Museum of Decorative Arts in Prague and Spain Art feature an exhibition of world-famous shoe designer of Czech-Spanish origin Manolo Blahnik. After Milan and the Hermitage in St. Petersburg, Prague is the third stop and the first ever introduction of the world-renowned brand in Central Europe inviting visitors to see shoes as artistic objects. From Prague, the exhibition will be presented to visitors in Madrid and Toronto.
The concept of the exhibition goes beyond the boundaries of the fashion world. Blahnik draws inspiration also from art and architecture, and his work and way of thinking are no different from that of a sculptor, painter or architect. Not only he designs his shoes, he also makes them. Thanks to his work, Manolo Blahnik became a cultural phenomenon and raised shoemaking to the level of art.
The exhibition curated by Cristina Carrillo de Albornoz is divided into six sections, which reflect on recurrent themes that influenced Blahnik’s work.
Manolo Blahnik was born in 1943 in on Canary Islands in Spain to a Czech father and a Spanish mother. He likes to reminisce about his childhood on the island of La Palma and the visits to Prague and getting to know the city in the company of his father.
Curator: Cristina Carrillo de Albornoz
Exhibition halls on the ground floor
Photos from the opening: Rudy Kovář
Visitors: 55 856
Adults: 280 CZK
Students to the age of 26: 200 CZK
Seniors over 60 years of age: 200 CZK
Family: 560 CZK