Wednesday, July 16, 2008

betsey johnson *ruins* the ruby slippers.

Ruby slippers. Original costume from The Wizard of Oz, 1939.
Made of silk, leather, celluloid (non-metallic, dyed) sequins, and rhinestones.
image source: wiki

source: NYTimes

“And those little Munchkins, I mean, really!” said Ms. Johnson, who is among a group of 20 designers now recreating Dorothy’s glittering ruby slips to commemorate the 70th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz” next year. The consumer products division of Warner Brothers and Swarovski, the crystal company, came up with the promotion to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, with an auction planned in the fall of 2009.

Two pairs of each shoe, by designers like Oscar de la Renta, Diane Von Furstenberg and Manolo Blahnik, will be produced for the auction.

Ms. Johnson’s design was a slipper made into a high heel, “as high as I could go, as sparkly as I could go and as fun and full of polka dots and a tulle bow as I could make them,” she said.


i'll wait to see what oscar de la renta designed.

or really --> any. other. designer. but betsey johnson.