Branching off from yesterdays post about the Cinderella movie (only a few more sleeps) and the great fashion that was emerging as a result, I wanted to take a quick moment to share with you the designs created by some top luxury shoe designers when they were invited by Disney to reinterpret the glass slipper. Nine designers total were invited to offer their own twist on the glass slipper: Salvatore Ferragamo, Jimmy Choo, Stuart Weitzman, Paul Andrew, Renee Caovilla, Charlotte Olympia, Nicholas Kirkwood, Alexandre Birman and Jerome Rosseau.
So, lets take a closer look at what each designer came up with:
Alexandre Birman kept things very sleek and simple with clean lines and a bit of shimmer that plays off of the beautiful light silk. The cut out just adds enough twist and detail to the shoe. I think this is a pair that is underrated until seen on someones foot.
Charlotte Olympia interprets Cinderellas shoe as a angular pvc dolly-inspired pump with the tiniest peep toe, glitz and ankle straps so you won’t loose a slipper after the clock strikes twelve…
Jerome Rosseau must have imagined the princess-to-be after midnight or something. Stunning shoes, maybe they are more Cinderella off-duty. Regardless, the baubles on the PVC are stunning on!
Once upon a time I actually held these in person. They are easily my favourite pair out of all the designers creations. Can you blame me? I will just leave you with three more words, “I need these”.
Nicholas Kirkwood stays true to his designs in his interpretation of the glass slipper. By using a range of both bold and delicate materials, he creates another beautiful design that turns heads.
Paul Andrew imagines Cinderella arriving at the ball in her gown and… some round studded, capped toe pumps. Once again, designers turn to PVC to simulate the glass effect.
Probably the boldest pair of out today’s selection, Renee Caovilla has added colour, texture and contrast to the design. Using PCV (surprised?), crystal and leather, an icy effect is created between the shoes texture and angular cut.
Salvatore Ferragamo’s design seems to be at the crossroads between Rosseau and Andrew’s design. My favourite part of this particular pair? The baguette shaped crystals embellishing the stiletto.
And last but certainly not least, Stuart Weitzman has a dynamite interpretation of the glass slipper. I love the burst of strass, the mesh, the sleek heel AND the fact that he chose the route of a bootie design. I would wear these in a heartbeat.
So, what is your favourite pair? If you were Cindy for a night, what would you chose to wear to the ball (and hopefully not lose at the strike of midnight)?