Manolo Blahnik features in the new Baz Luhrmann film, Elvis, starring Austin Butler. Academy Award-winning costume designer Catherine Martin partnered with Manolo Blahnik to design custom shoes for the film. Elvis Presley (played by Austin Butler) and Jerry Schilling (played by Luke Bacey) sport many of the styles throughout the film. Manolo Blahnik and Martin have partnered together in the past, creating shoes for Luhrmann’s 2001 Oscar-winning film Moulin Rouge!.
It has been an honor to work with the wonderful Catherine Martin once again. She is a visionary of the costume world and so beautifully brings motion picture to life through her divine creative imagination and originality. I am constantly inspired by cultural movements and music and with Elvis as the muse, these styles were a joy to create!”
The 50s in general is an era that I am so often drawn to, particularly in my menswear designs, with some of my past and more recent collections inspiring the pieces for the film. I am incredibly grateful to Catherine for including my work in this already iconic film. It has been marvelous, a true privilege.”– Manolo Blahnik
The styles include the Victor, a white calf leather boot, Tupelo, a two-toned calf leather lace up, Graceland, a toggle desert boot, and Cramer, a calf boot with embroidery details. Explore similar styles on manoloblahnik.com and at Manolo Blahnik boutiques worldwide.
Elvis is an epic, big-screen spectacle from Warner Bros. Pictures and visionary, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Baz Luhrmann that explores the life and music of Elvis Presley, starring Austin Butler and Oscar winner Tom Hanks. A thoroughly cinematic drama, Elvis’s (Butler) story is seen through the lens of his complicated relationship with his enigmatic manager, Colonel Tom Parker (Hanks). As told by Parker, the film delves into the complex dynamic between the two spanning over 20 years, from Presley’s rise to fame to his unprecedented stardom, against the backdrop of the evolving cultural landscape and loss of innocence in America. Central to that journey is one of the significant and influential people in Elvis’s life, Priscilla Presley (Olivia DeJonge).
Elvis is only in theaters on June 24th.