Disney lovers and fashionistas alike will be thrilled to learn luxury fashion designer Christian Louboutin unveiled a modern day version of one of the most iconic shoes in history: Cinderella’s glass slipper. Louboutin is collaborating with Disney to create a limited edition shoe that will commemorate the much-loved Disney classic, which will be released on Blu-Ray this fall.
The re-imagined slipper was previewed Wednesday at the Palais Brongniart during the Paris Couture Fashion Week. Unlike its animated inspiration, Louboutin’s version is not completely transparent. Accents of lace, Swarovski-crystals, and glittering butterflies make the pair a delicate and modern tribute to film. The shoes will not be produced for mass consumption; however Louboutin and Disney plan to give about 20 pairs according to an article by USA Today. In addition to the ornate design and Louboutin's signature red underbelly, the heel measures about five inches—quite a height for a Disney princess. (Photo Courtesy of Walt Disney Studios)
"It's a very classic fairy tale about love," Louboutin says, "and the dream that love is absolutely pure.” Louboutin will also be featured in a short Disney-produced film called The Magic of the Glass Slipper: A Cinderella Story. After tackling this project with Disney, there has been conversation that Louboutin will put his signature mark on other Disney collaborations.
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