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Luxury Designers Recreate Cinderella’s Glass Slipper

To celebrate the release of Disney’s live action film inspired by the classic fairy tale “Cinderella,” Disney Consumer Products has called on nine luxury designer shoe brands to assemble a collection of heels that reimagine Cinderella’s iconic glass slipper for the modern and fashionable consumer.

Designer brands Paul Andrew, Alexandre Birman, René Caovilla, Jimmy Choo, Salvatore Ferragamo, Nicholas Kirkwood, Charlotte Olympia, Jerome C. Rousseau, and Stuart Weitzman have each created their own interpretation of the slippers. Styles span transparent PVC stilettos by Andrew and Olympia to bow-embellished heels by Kirkwood and opulent combinations of satin and crystals from Birman.

Swarovski, which produced the iconic glass slipper for the film under the direction of costume designer Sandy Powell, provided the crystals featured in the designers’ shoes.

Jimmy Choo creative director Sandra Choi said, “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. I wanted to create a shoe that felt magical, with alluring sparkle and a feminine, timeless silhouette evoking those childhood emotions.”

The shoes will be available for order in Saks Fifth Avenue, Harrods, Galeries Lafayette, Excelsior Milano, Tsum, Isetan Shinjuku, Level Shoe District in the Dubai Mall, as well as in some of the designer brands’ own stores.

In early March, Saks Fifth Avenue will bring the fairy tale to life by creating Cinderella-themed vignettes within the six center windows of its New York flagship as well as select windows in its Beverly Hills location. The windows will prominently feature the complete designer footwear collection as well as select props from the film, including costumes and pumpkins. In addition to the windows, the footwear collection will be displayed on 10022-SHOE, Saks’ dedicated shoe floor.