Why have one pair of glass slippers (they are so fragile, after all) when you can have 9?
"Cinderella is not only an iconic character when it comes to beauty, grace and fairytale love, but also shoes,"
- Christian Louboutin.
In 1998, Ferragamo created some magical must-have mules for Drew Barrymore in Ever After. On a school trip to Florence, I got to see them up close at the Ferragamo museum. They were never mass produced.
In 2012, Christian Louboutin reimagined Cinderella's iconic heels to coincide with the release of the Diamond Edition of the film. They were every bit the blend of fairytale and fashion, baring crystal butterflies and his signature red soles. 20 pairs were produced and given away. Yes. Given. Away.
Diamonds, rhinestones, crystals, glitter... and a whole lot of pvc and imagination, are artfully assembled by names like Jimmy Choo, Nicholas Kirkwood, and Charlotte Olympia to bring us a pair for every taste.
The shoes will be available in March at famous luxury department stores like Harrods in London and Saks Fifth Avenue here in NYC, where the store will 'prominently feature the complete designer footwear collection as well as select props from the film, including costumes and spellbinding pumpkins' says Mark Briggs, Chief Marketing and Creative Officer at Saks in an interview with The Daily Mail UK.
Expect Saks to "bring back the magic in retail," in the first week of March. Then, we'll get to (spend all the money we don't have and) take a piece of the fairytale home with us.
Dreams do come true. We will go to the ball. And we'll dance till midnight and on.