Wednesday, January 27, 2010

If Dorothy Fell from Kansas Today ...

Warner Bros. Consumer Products and CRYSTALLIZED(TM) - Swarovski Elements Embark on a Ruby Crystal-Studded 70th Anniversary Celebration of The Wizard of Oz

"If Dorothy were living in the 21st century, what would she wear?" is the question being answered by The Wizard of Oz Ruby Slipper Collection, a creative re-interpretation of one of film's most iconic and revered symbols that has captured the hearts and imaginations of people the world over.

In anticipation of the 70th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, Warner Bros. Consumer Products in partnership with CRYSTALLIZED(TM) - Swarovski Elements, have invited the world's top shoe designers to reinterpret Dorothy's iconic Ruby Slippers for modern times. The exclusive collection will be auctioned with the proceeds benefiting the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.

A faded pair of the original ruby slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz

Contemporary works of art from the likes of fashion masterminds A. Testoni, Abaete, 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 will compose The Wizard of Oz Ruby Slipper Collection.
Ruby Slippers by Tuleh

"The Wizard of Oz is a quintessential and endearing story that has touched countless people all over the world during the last 70 years," said Karen McTier, Executive Vice President of Domestic Licensing and Worldwide Marketing, Warner Bros. Consumer Products. "We are proud to be the stewards of this timeless classic and are excited to share with fans the beautiful and fun modern interpretations of Dorothy's Ruby Slipper with this exciting new collection."
Ruby Slippers by Tibi

Nadja Swarovski adds, "We're thrilled to turn fashion's spotlight on the most iconic pair of shoes, Dorothy's Ruby Slippers, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz. As Hollywood's premier crystal purveyor, Swarovski feels privileged to be a sparkling element of the original pair and now, we are looking forward to new creative interpretations of the Ruby Slipper for the 21st century by these talented designers."
Ruby Slippers by Oscar de la Renta
The designers have been granted creative license and access to unlimited CRYSTALLIZED(TM) - Swarovski Elements to re-imagine Dorothy's design with their own modern vision of the sparkling Ruby Slipper. The Wizard of Oz Ruby Slipper Collection will be on display for one week and officially unveiled at Saks Fifth Avenue - in the famed Fifth Avenue windows and 10022-SHOE - the designer shoe salon that's so big it has its own zip code. An in-store gala event on the evening of September 4 will launch Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York. The event will benefit philanthropic partner Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and kick-off support for the Foundation's annual Kids for Kids Family Carnival.
Ruby Slippers for L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani

Steve Sadove, Chairman and CEO of Saks Fifth Avenue said, "We are so pleased to be hosting such a creative and innovative tribute to the American classic film The Wizard of Oz. The Ruby Slippers play an integral role in the film and Saks Fifth Avenue is honored to be the destination for the most celebrated designers and their contemporary take on these iconic shoes."
Ruby Slippers by Diane von Furstenberg

The Collection will also be showcased at an incredible installation surrounding the famed fountain area at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week's Bryant Park tents beginning September 5th.
Ruby Slippers by Jimmy Choo

"It's only appropriate to bring such a cultural icon to center stage at this season's Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week," said IMG Fashion Senior Vice President Fern Mallis. "The Wizard of Oz is a true classic, it will never go out of style and who doesn't want a pair of Ruby Slippers?"

Ruby Slippers by Botkier
Ruby Slippers by Betsy Johnson
Ruby Slippers by A. Testoni

About Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation is a worldwide leader in the fight against pediatric AIDS. Its innovative research programs, collaborative training initiatives, advocacy efforts, and rapidly expanding international prevention and treatment programs are bringing dramatic changes to the lives of children worldwide. To learn more about the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation and its programs, visit
Now, go make something beautiful!
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(¸.•´ (¸.•´♥ Tristan
Did I really make it through an entire post without a single smart aleck comment?! I'm slipping!


Lisa said...

I have to admit the red shoes stopped me in my tracks! I love shoes, and red ones at I'm curious as to what kind of smart aleck comment you would have made!
Enjoyed the stop,


Theresa MacNaughton said...

What glorious shoes!!! I own a pair of ruby red slippers, very glittery like the original. I wore them for Halloween (I was the witch who stole Dorothy's shoes~at least that's what I kept telling myself...LOL). Ruby red slippers are just SO magical in themselves. Everyone should own a pair, I think!!! :) Theresa

FlightFancy said...

LOL no need for a sassy comment. Those shoes have enough sass on their own! Every gal needs a pair ruby slippers. Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for sharing these with us :) Theresa

Anne Huskey-Lockard said...

I really NEED two pair of those shoes....not that I could afford ONE, or one spangle for that matter..... ;)
Diane Von F. and the last pair posted....they would look soooooooo good on these long legs!
Gonna buy me a pair???


Sea Witch said...

There is nothing like a pair of ruby slippers to make your day wonderful. Sea Witch

KeKe said...

Wow!!! I love the shoes by Betsey Johnson and Gwen Stefani...Afterall, it is a fairytale and those would be so fitting~

You know, I own the movie on DVD but never watch it...I wait til it comes on TV each year, then I watch it. lol

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Tristan, you really know what is gorgeous...I am so glad that I know you, dear soul. What a lovely array of awesome, eye-catching fashion, but what a heart you have to promote such goodness. You are too much. I am home from school today, and I promise, I am going to make something beautiful and think of you. Anita

Pam @ Frippery said...

Oh yes, the Oscar de la Renta and the A. Testoni. A pair of each would be nice! Gorgeous!

Georgina said...

Tristan, I love those ruby slippers, but alas, I can no longer wear those stillito beauties...I can't even stand in them!! I tried on a pair of heels, 1", and I almost fell on my face. That's what happens when you wear Birks, Crocs, and chunky heels for all those years. Oh well, a girl can dream.

And yes, your slipping, my friend!! LOL


Anonymous said...

Oh My Word...... I just think the Oscar de la Renta ones are 2die4!! ((although I'd probably break my neck in them!!))LOL!!
Great Post!!

Beverly said...

Ah! Haven't we all dreamed of having our own pair of ruby slippers? How sweet to dream.

Jennifer said...

OMG..the shoes!!! I love theses pics... so glad you liked my blog... and I'm actually from Jersey... just visited friend in Philly...I'm a Jersey girl but live in MD now. Miss my mini visits to NYC. But I'm more of a beach person. Now back to these shoes - IF I wasn't 5'3" and a size 4 in my mind only.... I'd go shopping with you sweetie! Jennifer

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Tristan Oh My Gosh...
Betsy Johnson be still my little heart. I so love this pair of shoes. If I was 20 years younger they would be on my feet. I love them. How festive these reds are Tristan. Oh my gosh, so pretty. I guess we old country gals can dream hu? Being 5'2" I have always liked the taller shoes, to feel a little bit taller. I can remember in the 70's the styles were tall, and we even ran in them. Those were the days...Sigh!!!!

Thank you for sharing my friend. I love this post. Red ruby slippers to dream by. Country hugs sweet friend. Have a beautiful day. Friends Alway Make Me Smile, Sherry

Rella said...

What a fabulous post!! I tried to play the guessing game of WHO designed the shoe without reading...(always a game for me) then there is the picking the most favorite...well, they are all stunning. Maybe if I click MY heels together and close my eyes, I will be home when I open them again.


Larisa said...

I love these Ruby Slippers by Jimmy Choo

mermaiden said...

yeah, Dorothy's alright, but it's the Witches and their hats that I'm partial to ;P

Shabby Cottage Shops said...

OMG, Tristan, be still my heart! I am an avid fan of both Judy Garland and The Wizard of Oz! Which shoes would Dorothy wear today? I think she would possibly choose the beautiful pair by Diane Von F., though don't know just how comfortable they would be for "following the Yellow Brick Road"!

Toto, let's go home! Have a bright and sparkly day!

Oh gosh, almost forgot, our giveaway ends in four days, good luck to you!!

Debie (Mimi)
Shabby Cottage Shops

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Teresa aka Tess said...

Greetings again from Kansas Tristan. Loved this post. Oh my will Dorothy's feet be hurting after walking/skipping/running the yellow brick road in these things. I'll try consider trying the last pair shown on for size. Or better yet I'll just bejewel me a pair of sneakers. LOL!!
Hey, I got a wonderful surprise in the mail today. Thank You, thank you, a thousand times, thank you!! It's like Christmas all over again at my house. :)
Teresa aka Tess

Kat_RN said...

What a fun post. I like the shoes, but the originals are the best. I read several of your other posts and enjoyed them too. Why didn't I stop by sooner.
Nice to meet you.

ceecee said...

I kind of wish I was in Kansas today. (Sounds desperate.)

Do you even need to enter this giveaway? People just send you stuff regardless. Well, some folks got it, and some folks don't. Don't get greedy, Mister.

Gotta go - I'm up to my neck in trims.

BTW - Bricolage left me a message that she was number one once and one. So there is hope for you.


Sue said...

Wow...something so evocative about ruby red slippers! My favorite are the L.A.M.B. ones, but I certainly would wear any one of these pairs. A wonderful charity benefits from this event all around.

shari said...

mmmmm... having just dressed up as the wicked witch over the weekend at my crafters' retreat, which pair of shoes would i rather steal? oh, diane's are gorgeous but a little tall for me. oscar's. definitely oscar's. thanks for showing us such a scrumptious collection!

Tamerie Shriver said...

I like the Oscar ones best! Now if I only had some place to wear them!

I can't believe you got through all the OWOH sites in one day. OMG! I am lucky if I can get through 40. I did manage last year to visit all of them and that's my plan for this year. Haven't made it to yours yet.


Anonymous said...

Wow Where did you ever find all those fabulous shoe photos!!!

I want one of every pair in a size 8 and a half please!

Dorthy would be glamorous in any one of those!

Traditions said...

I've always said that every girl needs a pair of wicked red pumps!

Kaerie Faerie said...

wicked but oh so fab, love high heeled red shoes, they make me 6ft.4
but then my little Capt. looks into my chest, he likes that LOL
thanks for sharing

peggy gatto said...

Did you ever see the movie "the red shoes"?
I'll bet you have. The most beautiful technicolor film EVER!!!
Thanks for the fun!!

debi said...

OMG! I love all those beautiful red shoes! My faves are the Oscar de la Rentas.

julie campbell said...

Wonderful ! as a proud 7 year old with a pair of red patent mary janes I got to play Dorothy in the school play and have loved all things OZ ever since .
I'm working on the Oz characters and have been watching the film over and over for inspiration .
Nothing beats the original ruby slippers for me but OMG some of these are gorgeous !
julie xxx

Kerrie said...

Great Blog! Love all the slippers! Thanks for visiting my blog and your kind comments. Kerrie

LoisW said...

A woman after my own heart! I love red shoes! Stuart Weitzman Fever!!! Love your blog!

Ingrid Mida said...

All red shoes are fabulous. In fact, I've been sporting red boots for the past week just to brighten up the dreary days of winter. And in the summer, I love my red Repetos. But if I could chose one pair, it would be the Oscar de la Renta pumps! How lovely.

Stephanie Suzanne Designs said...

Oh, I'll take those Betsy Johnson ruby slippers...I just love her spirit. And I want the loft in New York that she lives in!! It's fabulously wide open with vintage piano shawls attached to ceiling tracks to close off areas if you choose too...


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh Tristan you darling person, you! Thank you for coming to congratulate me! I can't believe it, a girl like me, I DID IT!! You are all such dear friends and your support really means a lot to me! And yes dearest, I have had that button on my sidebar for a while; you are one of my absolute favorite places to visit....because of you, your wit, your personality and love for all that is lovely, I want everyone to visit you!!! Bless you and all that is important to you my dear friend. Bisous! Anita

Chrisy said...

You're blog is fabulously wonderful!

Unknown said...

This post should be in a magazine. I love shoes and each one of these make your imagination go wild at what she would have worn to match these shoes.


Dianie said...

Gorgeous Red shoes :)

I love your blog and your art speaks to my heart. Just Exquisite!


*Ulrike* said...

I like the ones by Diane Von Furstenburg the best. Of course, I like all shoes, but what woman doesn't?!!!

Anonymous said...

I haven't had a pair of shoes make me stop like the pair by Tuleh. Wow, just stunning. Thanks for sharing!