Remember a while back I posted a card on designers collaborating with Disney and Saks FIfth Avenue to recreate Cinderella's glass slippers? The sketches are brought to life! Walt Disney Studio’s live action movie starring Sir Kenneth Branagh, Cate Blanchett, and Helena Bonham Cartercomes out March 13th. While we anticipate for the Cinderella to be released let's take a look a these crystal embellishments the nine best shoe designers came up with (and the concept behind it)! After all, Cinderella is a fairytale that's all about the slipper.
Nicholas Kirkwood ($1,495)
"Cinderella has both delicate and strong qualities as a character. The moment of transformation emphasizes both and gave me the design inspiration to create a piece that spoke to the film's magic."
Paul Andrew ($2,000)
"Cinderella's glass slipper represents every woman's dream shoe. The story, being a classic, inspired me to use my iconic pointed toe silhouette, which I embellished with an array of hand-encrusted Swarovski crystals to create the ultimate fantasy shoe..."
Alexandre Birman ($1,180)
"My vision of the glass slipper was inspired by the timeless and feminine beauty that I believe Cinderella and the Alexandre Birman brand both share. I reinterpreted our classic Johanna pump, this time giving it a fashionable and romantic twist with satin and Swarovski crystals..."
René Caovilla ($1,600)
"Works of arts called shoes' to grant wishes and raise emotions. Passion and never-ending research don't draw the line at fantasy and creativity. This is how dreams come true in our fairy tale."
Jimmy Choo ($4,595)
"I think every girl desires a Cinderella moment in their lives. This story ignites a love affair and fascination with shoes that never dies. The power they have to transform is instilled from a young age and the fantasy remains alive forever..." -Sandra Choi, Creative Director Jimmy Choo
Salvatore Ferragamo ($1,950)
"The magic of a shoe that turns a woman into a princess and gives her the feeling of walking on clouds is a universal dream. A modern Cinderella fairy tale of rediscovering a soft sensuality and a powerful femininity..." -Massimiliano Giornetti
Charlotte Olympia ($1913)
"I am delighted and honored to be invited by Disney to design one of the most iconic shoes in history. It was such a pleasure to create my version of Cinderella's glass slipper which I have aptly named If the Shoe Fits..."
Jerome C. Rousseau ($795)
"The stroke of midnight is a wonderful element of the Cinderella fairy tale; it adds tension and intensity to the story. I was inspired by that when I designed this style for Cinderella and the result is a dramatic midnight-blue glitter sandal on a sky-high heel..."
Stuart Weitzman ($3,500)
"Cinderella in 2015 has a timeless appeal. The diamond and translucent bootie enhance the vision I have of her."
On a last note, while Cinderella's concern is "Will the shoe fit?" our concern is "Will the shoe fit our budget?"
I need a fairy godmother. Who's with me?