If I have learned anything from watching Cinderella it is that new shoes can change a girls’ life. Whether your new fancy footwear is designed to dance until midnight, run a marathon, or keep you going through your not-so-glamorous workday, there is something about a new pair of shoes that is full of optimism.
But every shoe needs an update or facelift (or should it be footlift?) now and then, and that’s exactly what Disney asked nine designers to do in anticipation of the live action film slated for release later in March. Nine lucky fashion designers were given the task of reimagining the iconic glass slipper. While this has been done in the past, this is the first official Disney collaboration that will actually be sold in stores throughout the world including Saks Fifth Avenue in Beverly Hills and New York, Harrods in London, and Galeries Lafayette in Paris.
Disney Entertainment’s Vice President of Consumer Products, Jonathan Symington says “Cinderella’s glass slipper has become a magical symbol of transformation.” I couldn’t agree more! Let’s take a look at all the magical new designs!
Massimiliano Giornetti of Salvatore Ferragamo’s design reminds me of Cinderella meets Audrey Hepburn with the classic cap-toe and sparkling heel.
Nicholas Kirkwood has some fun with color and a playful bow detail.
Sandra Choi from Jimmy Choo’s design is fit for a princess and is entirely covered with sparkle and gems.
This pair, designed by CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund recipient Paul Andrew, is a classic silhouette that doesn’t skip on the glitz and glam.
Jerome C. Rousseau has a unique take on the iconic shoe with this summer sandal in blue.
Alexandre Birman goes simple and elegant with this classic design that is sure to stay in style long past midnight.
Charlotte Olympia takes Cinderella to new heights with this large platform design.
René Caovilla makes magic come alive with this stunning design that looks like it came straight out of a fairy tale
With so many wonderful, sparkly things to choose from, I am not sure if I can pick a favorite! What about you? Which of these designs would you like your Fairy Godmother to present you with? Let me know which designs you think are a hit or a miss in the comment box below!