The ruby slipper due for a make-over

I am simply wetting my pants at the prospect of Dorothy’s ruby slippers getting a revamp by some of the world best designers to celebrate the 70th anniversary of the Wizard of Oz.

Betsey Johnson Ruby slipper

Betsey Johnson, who isn’t afraid of a bit of theatrics and who in fact based a whole collection on the Wizard of Oz, complete with scarecrow, lion and tin man, has went all out with platforms, sparkles and bows with a shoe that looks deliciously camp!

Jimmy Choo has went for a more subtle caged toe style, very elegant but still capturing the theatrical element required when one designs the most famous pair of shoes in the world.

The ruby slippers, which will also be getting restyled by Oscar de la Renta, Diane Von Furstenberg and Manolo Blahnik, will go on a big tour around the States to show off all their beauty and will then be auctioned off.

Ruby Slipper by Jimmy Choo

The makeover forms part of a big campaign by Warner Brothers who have asked several designers to update the look of many of its characters, so far we have seen DVF create a new outfit for Wonder Woman, so I can’t wait to see what other exciting things are to come of it!


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