To celebrate the 70th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz in 2009, Warner Bros Consumer Products and Crystallized Swarovski Elements have asked top accessory and ready-to-wear designers to reinterpret Dorothy’s ruby slippers!
Now, I don’t know if you all are aware but The Wizard of Oz is my favorite movie of all times (it even beats out Mean Girls and Zoolander). When I was a kid I had a pair of red shoes that were my “ruby slippers”. In every photo taken of me in the months that those shoes fit I always lifted up my leg to make sure the shoes were in the picture. My shoe obsession started then.
So you know I am excited about kicking off Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York with the Wizard of Oz Ruby Slipper Collection. The collection will debut at Saks Fifth Avenue with a gala event on September 4. The fabulous shoes will hang out in the windows for a week, and several will be displayed on the 8th floor 10022-SHOE through the 14th. The other shoes will surround the fountain in Bryant Park throughout Fashion Week.
This is going to be a Wizard of Oz fan’s dream come true! I will be sure to take lots of pictures.
The designers of the ruby slippers are:
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.