manolo blooms in chelsea
The Chelsea Flower show, which kicks off today in London, is, bar none, the world’s most famous horticultural event, with the sort of fanatical following usually reserved for summer music festivals. So when Manolo Blahnik was asked to design this year’s official poster, he couldn’t refuse. “I was practically born in a garden and am mad for flowers and plants, so it had to be done. Plus, the Chelsea Flower Show is something of a Chelsea institution, and I built my reputation in Chelsea!” he said. In typical Blahnik style, he went one further and created the Chelsea Flower Show Shoe, in a floral satin print that has summer wedding written all over it. The bad news is that it’s strictly limited edition—only ten pairs were made. And they’ll only be available at Blahnik’s Chelsea shop, starting today.