SOCK HOP: “He wanted pompoms, he wanted dots — and now we’ll all be wearing them,” said Kristina Blahnik, referring to her uncle Manolo’s mandate for his first collection of socks. “We wanted to do something that was not shoes — and that was a bit of a laugh. It’s all about the pink pompom really.”
Blahnik hosted a dinner in London Thursday night with Kristina Falke, who said the collaboration was an old-fashioned one, with no lawyers involved and no contracts signed.
“We’re a family owned company, too, and just happy to work with Manolo Blahnik,” said Falke, international PR director of the German knitwear manufacturer. Hot pink carnations were arranged to resemble the pompoms that dangle from the socks, while the menu and place cards were adorned with fat pink dots. Walls were covered in images — albeit low-budget ones — featuring Kristina Blahnik’s legs — wearing the new designs. The socks cost 25 pounds, or $37, and are being sold exclusively through the London-based Because magazine’s e-shop, becauselondon.com.