70th Anniversary of The Ruby Slippers

by | Accessories, Bride


I love the Wizard of Oz- you might remember me lusting over my own pair of ruby slippers last Christmas. Something about the red glittery creations of my feet make me grin.

September was the month that the famous ruby slippers as worn by Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz turned seventy! To celebrate the anniversary, a number of designers designed their own version of the ruby slippers using Crystallized Swarovski Elements and a gala was held to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

The designers included A. Testoni, Abaeté, Alberta Ferretti, Betsey Johnson, Botkier, Christian Louboutin, Diane von Furstenberg, Giuseppe Zanotti, Jimmy Choo, L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani, Lisa Pliner, Manolo Blahnik, Moschino, Oscar de la Renta, Roger Vivier, Sergio Rossi, Stuart Weitzman, Tibi, and Tuleh.

After creating sketches, the designers created their shoes which went on display in Saks Fifth Avenue before touring around the US.



Alberta Ferretti

Oscar De La Renta

Want to see more sketches and pictures? Check out the CRYSTALLIZED website

Photos courtesy of NewsDay

  • Kawania @ Howerton+Wooten Events says:
    December 6, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Oh honey! I would wear the first and last pair every day if I could. The pair of Oscar De La Rentas made me want to cry.

    Thanks so much for making my evening!

    Love & Soul Always, Kay

  • Carey @ Lasso'd Moon Designs says:
    December 7, 2008 at 9:32 am

    I have wanted a pair of ruby slippers ever since I saw this movie…I envy the little girls now who can pick up a pair in Target and wonder why they can’t make them in my size!

  • Katy says:
    December 7, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    I’m Dorothy every year for Halloween. I have made 2 pairs already and I’m debating wearing one of them for the wedding because I love the Wizard of Oz so much.

    We even named our dog Ozzy and call him Oz 🙂

  • Ciara Mahoney says:
    August 30, 2010 at 5:44 am

    The greatest approach to know could be to go towards store and try em on!



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