Saturday, July 19, 2008

19 Designers To Reinvent Dorothy's Ruby Slippers

Swarovski and 19 different designers have come together to redesign Dorothy's Ruby Slippers from the Wizard of Oz to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the film. Each Designer must use crystallized Swarovski elements in their designs.

Sergio Rossi, L.A.M.B., and Moschino

The designers participating in this event are: A. Testoni, Abaete, Alberta Ferretti, Betsey Johnson, Botkier, Christian Louboutin, Diane von Furstenberg, Giuseppe Zanotti, Jimmy Choo, L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani, Lisa Pliner, Manolo Blahnik, Moschino, Oscar de la Renta, Roger Vivier, Sergio Rossi, Stuart Weitzman, Tibi and Tuleh.

Betsey Johnson design

The shoes will be officially on display at Saks Fifth Avenue windows and designer shoe salons during a gala on September 4th. After this the ruby slippers will move to the tents at Bryant park before going on tour across the country.

Jimmy Choo design

All the shoes are up for auction where the proceeds will go to the the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

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