Manolo Blahnik Designs Special Stiletto For Priscilla Queen of the Desert the Musical
By: Brian Scott Lipton Â· Mar 2, 2011 Â· New York
Legendary shoe designer has designed an exclusive silver patent leather Mary Jane high-heeled shoe with a Swarovski crystal button that will be the official stiletto of the Broadway musical Priscilla Queen of the Desert of the Musical, which is now in previews at the Palace Theatre, with an official opening slated for March 20. A version of the shoe will be featured on the show’s set.
The shoe will be sold at Blahnik’s flagship store in New York City at 31 West 54th Street. In addition, the designer has created a companion silver necklace with a high heel charm that will be sold at the Palace Theatre.
A portion of the sale proceeds from both items will benefit the New York Restoration Project, which was founded by superstar Bette Midler, who is one of Priscilla’s producers.
“If there are three things I love it is shoes, drag queens and live theatre!” said Midler, in a statement. “I am so thrilled that Manolo Blahnik and Priscilla have come together to benefit a cause near and dear to my heart, the New York Restoration Project. Go out and buy these shoes! You will look fabulous and help green and clean New York City one block at a time!”
The show, which is based on the Academy Award-winning film, is directed by Simon Phillips and written by Stephan Elliott and Alan Scott. The cast of 27 is led by Will Swenson, Tony Sheldon, and Nick Adams, and features Anastacia McCleskey, Jacqueline B. Arnold, and Ashley Spencer as “The DIvas”.