Christian Louboutin, Manolo Blahnik, Jimmy Choo and more to do their interpretations of Dorothy’s iconic ruby slippers

By Andrea Kiliany Thatcher on July 17th, 2008 2 comments

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There isn’t a more iconic pair of shoes in American history than Dorothy’s ruby slippers from “The Wizard of Oz.”

And now, the most iconic shoe designers from around the world are going to show us their spin on the ultimate sparkly pumps.

For the 70th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz” Warner Bros. and Swarovski have selected 19 designers to create their interpretations of Dorothy’s slippers to commemorate the event.

A. Testoni, Abaeté, 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 have all be invited to participate. They will use Crystallized Swarovski Elements in their designs, which will be officially unveiled at Saks Fifth Avenue on Sept. 4.

Then the shoes will be on display during New York Fashion Week before travelling around the country to Art Basel in Miami. An auction of the collection will benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

[Image: Everett Collection/Rex Features; Source]

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