Tuesday, September 9, 2008

The Wizard of Oz Ruby Slipper Collection

Dorothy got a bag of new ruby slippers. In fact she has too much of it that it will be auctioned next year (in connection with the 70th anniversary of the movie's release)to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

From stiletto heels to platform soles that belonged to the Ruby Slipper Collection were unveiled at a party to mark New York Fashion Week. The said shoes or slippers are based on the iconic 1939 Hollywood movie starring Judy Garland as Dorothy. The collection was commissioned by Swarovski, which donated the crystals, in partnership with Saks and Warner Brothers and includes shoes by a dozen designers ranging from Abaete to Manolo Blahnik.

Each pair is worth at least $1,000.

Left: Designed by Moschino
Right: Designed by Oscar de la Renta

Designed by Alberta Ferretti

Designed by Stuart Weitzman

Designed by Abaete

Judy Garland’s Arabian ruby slippers, one of five pairs believed designed by Adrian Greenberg of MGM studios and worn by Garland for test and wardrobe shots in the 1939 film “The Wizard of Oz”.

Sources: 1, 2

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