Our Favorite Shoe Designers Are Reimagining Cinderella’s Glass Slipper

While at Disney’s Hollywood Studios on Friday, Michele and I took in the extended preview of the upcoming film, Cinderella.  I have to admit the trailer was really good and I’m looking forward to seeing the film now.  The Disney Style blog put out this about how some designers have redesigned Cinderella’s Glass Slipper:

If you ever dreamed that you could own a pair of glass slippers like Cinderella, you no longer have to wait for a fairy godmother to arrive. To celebrate the release of Cinderella,Disney Consumer Products asked nine designer shoe brands from around the world to create their take on Cinderella’s iconic glass slipper. The designers include Paul Andrew, Alexandre Birman, René Caovilla, Jimmy Choo, Salvatore Ferragamo, Nicholas Kirkwood, Charlotte Olympia, Jerome C. Rousseau, and Stuart Weitzman.

The shoes will be revealed later this month, but for now, we have the gorgeous sketches of each Cinderella-inspired slipper.  Take a look:

Jimmy Choo

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“I think every girl desires a Cinderella moment in their lives. This story ignites a love affair and fascination with shoes that never dies. The power they have to transform is instilled from a young age and the fantasy remains alive forever. I wanted to create a shoe that felt magical, with alluring sparkle and a feminine, timeless silhouette evoking those childhood emotions.” -Sandra Choi, Creative Director Jimmy Choo

Stuart Weitzman

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“Cinderella in 2015 has a timeless appeal. The diamond and translucent bootie enhance the vision I have of her.” -Stuart Weitzman
René Caovilla
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“‘Works of arts called shoes’ to grant wishes and raise emotions. Passion and never ending research don’t draw the line at fantasy and creativity. This is how dreams come true in our fairy tale.” -René Caovilla
Nicholas Kirkwood
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“Cinderella has both delicate and strong qualities as a character. The moment of transformation emphasizes both and gave me the design inspiration to create a piece that spoke to the film’s magic.” -Nicholas Kirkwood
Paul Andrew
Paul
“Cinderella’s glass slipper represents every woman’s dream shoe. The story, being a classic, inspired me to use my iconic pointed toe silhouette, which I embellished with an array of hand encrusted Swarovski crystals to create the ultimate fantasy shoe. I used transparent PVC to create a ‘glass’ effect and ivory suede for luxurious texture and dimension.” -Paul Andrew
Jerome C. Rousseau
Jerome
“The stroke of midnight is a wonderful element of the Cinderella fairytale, it adds tension and intensity to the story. I was inspired by that when I designed this style for Cinderella and the result is a dramatic midnight-blue glitter sandal on a sky-high heel. The clear strap is reminiscent of the crystal slipper, while the refined gold and silver trims add the right amount of whimsy to the design. I wanted to create something that, if left behind, the Prince would feel even more captivated by Cinderella’s allure.” -Jerome C. Rousseau
Salvatore Ferragamo
Salvatore
“The magic of a shoe that turns a woman into a princess and gives her the feeling of walking on clouds is a universal dream. A modern Cinderella fairy tale of rediscovering a soft sensuality and a powerful femininity. A shoe made of transparency and light: the cage heel, an iconic symbol of Salvatore Ferragamo, is covered with Swarovski crystals and is transformed by sparkling impalpability.” -Massimiliano Giornetti, creative director at Salvatore Ferragamo
Alexandre Birman
Birman
“My vision of the glass slipper was inspired by the timeless and feminine beauty that I believe Cinderella and the Alexandre Birman brand both share. I reinterpreted our classic Johanna pump, this time giving it a fashionable and romantic twist with satin and Swarovski crystals. It’s a shoe I imagine a modern princess would wear.” -Alexandre Birman
Charlotte Olympia
Charlotte
“I am delighted and honoured to be invited by Disney to design one of the most iconic shoes in history. It was such a pleasure to create my version of Cinderella’s glass slipper which I have aptly named If the Shoe Fits. This transparent platform shoe made with my signature PVC & perspex materials is adorned with star and crystal detailing as befits any princess.” -Charlotte Olympia
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