Before we were old enough to have Manolo and Choo enter our vocabulary, little girls everywhere knew only of the fairy-godmother-designed fantasy footwear that was Cinderella’s glass slippers. Now that dream has become a reality, as Disney has teamed up with famed shoemaker Christian Louboutin to create a limited-edition Swarovski and lace reinterpretation of the beloved heels.
“The slipper is the magic wand of transformation, which conjures confidence, beauty and love,” said Louboutin. “The dream is a major factor in my language of design. There are no limits in the world of fantasy and there is always a happily ever after.”
Using lace to create the slipper’s transparent quality, Louboutin added butterfly details and, of course, his signature red soles. 20 pairs will be up for the taking in an August 17 giveaway to celebrate Disney’s re-release of the classic love story on DVD and Blu-ray this fall.