On Wednesday evening in New York, Manolo Blahnik hosted a dinner in celebration of “The Manolo Blahnik Archives, The Craft,” a brand new expertise inside its digital archives. Throughout cocktail hour, friends have been in a position to get an intimate look contained in the model’s Italian shoe manufacturing unit, due to a number of digital actuality headsets stationed in a again room at Saint Theo’s.
Friends together with Pat Cleveland, Kathryn Gallagher, Jennifer Fisher, Jihae Kim, Cathy Ang, Rōze Traore, Alexandra O’Neill, Carolyn Angel, Amy Positive Collins and Tina Leung took turns exploring the expertise throughout cocktail hour.
“It’s just a little taster of what the room goes to point out you concerning the artwork of shoe making,” mentioned Manolo Blahnik president of the Americas Andrew Wright of the “4D” expertise. “[Blahnik] wished to share his creativity with everybody; it’s not going to be locked away in a vault after which upon appointment you possibly can see it.” Wright provided a chunk of recommendation for these but to take a digital spin by the manufacturing unit: “Do it sitting down, as a result of I did it, and typically you’re feeling you’re underwater scuba diving.”
Manolo Blahnik provided up one other immersive dinner expertise later within the night: a stay efficiency by up-and-coming expertise Rainey Qualley.
“Carrying their footwear makes an occasion — you put on their footwear for one thing particular,” Qualley mentioned throughout cocktail hour, gearing up for her four-song set. The singer had chosen a pair of crystal-embellished heeled mules for the event. “They’re so timeless, and I’ve at all times had an affinity for princess-esque vibes,” she added. “Lengthy story quick, the footwear are attractive.”