You may have heard his name spoken with reverence if you watched Sex and The City. Or, perhaps, you’ve emptied your wallet to own one of his coveted styles for yourself. For many a stylish woman, the name Manolo Blahnik is synonymous with the height of fashion. Even if you can’t wear his shoes, his creations are considered works of art. Born in 1942 on the Canary Islands of Spain, Mr. Blahnik remains one of the great personalities in today’s fashion world. He continues to go non-stop forward in a field where designers half his age have trouble continuing their success. A true artisan, his story will be told this September in the new film, The Boy Who Made Shoes For Lizards. Self-taught and still hand crafting at the age of 75, you can watch Manolo in action in the trailer for his film Here. And read more about his long and extraordinary career in this W Magazine profile Here.