We all know what Disney’s designed Cinderella’s glass slipper looks like. But what if it were designed by others?
Disney has worked with nine luxury shoe designers to re-imagine the slipper, including: Paul Andrew, Alexandre Birman, René Caovilla, Jimmy Choo, Salvatore Ferragamo, Nicholas Kirkwood, Charlotte Olympia, Jerome C. Rousseau, and Stuart Weitzman.
“Cinderella’s glass slipper has become a magical symbol of transformation,” Jonathan Symington, vice president and general manager, licensing, Disney Entertainment at Disney Consumer Products, said in a news release. “Each pair of shoes in this exciting global collection captures Cinderella’s elegance and grace through the lens of celebrated designers, making this shoe collection truly fit for a princess.”
The shoes will be available for order in the following retail stores around the world, as well as in some of the designer brands’ own stores.
United States – Saks Fifth Avenue (New York and Beverly Hills)
London – Harrods
Paris – Galeries Lafayette
Milan – Excelsior Milano
Moscow – Tsum
Tokyo − Isetan Shinjuku
Dubai – Level Shoe District, The Dubai Mall
Here are the sketches from each of the designers with some comments:
|“Cinderella has both delicate and strong qualities as a character. The moment of transformation emphasizes both and gave me the design inspiration to create a piece that spoke to the film’s magic.” -Nicholas Kirkwood|
|“‘Works of arts called shoes’ to grant wishes and raise emotions. Passion and never ending research don’t draw the line at fantasy and creativity. This is how dreams come true in our fairy tale.” -René Caovilla|