Found: One Glass Slipper! New!
Is Cinderella’s glass slipper the most famous shoe of all time?
It’s certainly up there — and it’s just strutted straight back into
the spotlight, thanks to Christian Louboutin.
Ahead of the re-release of Disney’s classic fairytale on Blu-Ray
next month, the master shoemaker has brought Cinders’ magical
footwear to life in the shape of these crystal-studded,
butterfly-embellished stilettos. Fittingly, they were unveiled in
Paris yesterday, on the final day of the Haute Couture shows.
«The dream is a major factor in my language of design,» said
Louboutin — a boon, when the brief for a princess piece includes
the buzzwords «lightness», «beauty» and «transparency».
«Her character and her story dictated the design to me; it was
all there in the pages and the words of this tale. The slipper is
the magic wand of transformation, which conjures confidence, beauty
The finished article is the realisation of a happy ending if
ever we saw one — especially for the lucky ladies who manage to get
their hands on a pair.