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Normally I am at peace not being able to walk the world in sky-high fabulous heels, but every so often I see a pair of shoes that make me a bit envious of my more balanced fellow fashionistas. Earlier this year it was the Nicholas Kirkwood fringe sandal, and now it’s the “Cinderella shoe” by Christian Louboutin
I don’t know if “Cinderella shoe” is the official name given at birth, but it seems to fit perfectly, pun intended. According to The Huffington Post, the chic shoemaker announced he would be making a version of the glass slipper from “Cinderella” back in April.
According to the post, “Women's Wear Daily got the dirt on the new butterfly-emblazoned heel, which went on display in Paris. Released in honor of Walt Disney’s release of Cinderella on Blu-ray disc this fall, the shoe channels that iconic piece of footwear from the 1950 Disney movie using lace and Swarovski crystals.”
The post also reports that Louboutin himself debuts the shoe in a short film, playing an old-timey cobbler tasked with making a heel for a modern-day Cinderella. Just like the “Marie Antoinette” heels, only 20 pairs of the Cinderella heels will be produced, with one pair most definitely going to Dita von Teese and the butterfly-loving Mariah Carey.
The post also included a quote from the designer that only adds to the whole fairytale feeling of the shoe: “The slipper is the magic wand of transformation which conjures confidence, beauty and love.”
Just like the story’s glass slipper, the shoe is gorgeous but hardly practical. But what else do you wear to the most famous ball of all? I think it’s safe to say this shoe is close to what most would conjure up for our own Cinderella moment. If given my druthers, I would have definitely gone a few inches shorter; the post reports the fairytale shoe measures in at 120 millimeters (almost five inches).
The price has not been revealed, but to add to the theme, the post reports that one lucky U.S. fan will have the chance to win a free pair of the limited edition Cinderella heels in a contest with details to follow.
And if that isn’t enough to create a modern day fairy tale, the Daily News gives a heads-up that this November, prestigious London department store Harrods will unveil its Christmas windows, showcasing couture incarnations of classic Disney Princess dresses by top designers including Valentino, Elie Saab, Versace, and Oscar de la Renta.
Is Disney the new black?