Why These One-of-a-Kind Manolo Blahnik Boots Are Valued at $5,715

Manolo Blahnik’s crystal and pom pom-embellished fuchsia boots, unveiled in Prague this week, are definitely one of a kind.
The always-imaginative designer teamed up with Preciosa, the leading global manufacturer Bohemian crystal, for the boots — which are on display in the crystal maker’s flagship store in Old Town Prague through November 12. The style was created to celebrate Blahnik’s Prague installment of his “The Art of Shoes” retrospective, which will land in Prague in August.
What makes the shoes so special? They are adorned with more than 100 Preciosa crystal chandelier trimmings and fuchsia pompoms. They are valued at 5,000 euros, or $5,715.
The designer’s sketch of the special style
Blahnik’s team and VIPS in Prague toasted the new style this week, along with Czech model and philanthropist, Tereza Maxová. The ceremony featured a performance by the Czech Ballet, who danced to Bedřich Smetana’s Prodaná nevěsta – the famed comic opera loved by the legendary designer.
“It was a great honor to be asked to unveil the ‘shoe for Prague’,” said Maxová. “Not only was today special because of the unrivaled craftsmanship of this stunning pair of boots, but also because Mr. Blahnik shares my own and Preciosa’s deep-rooted Bohemian heritage.”
“This has been an exciting collaboration for us

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