I love the Wizard of Oz- you might remember me lusting over my own pair of ruby slippers last Christmas. Something about the red glittery creations of my feet make me grin.

September was the month that the famous ruby slippers as worn by Dorothy in The Wizard Of Oz turned seventy! To celebrate the anniversary, a number of designers designed their own version of the ruby slippers using Crystallized Swarovski Elements and a gala was held to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

The designers included A. Testoni, Abaeté, Alberta Ferretti, Betsey Johnson, Botkier, Christian Louboutin, Diane von Furstenberg, Giuseppe Zanotti, Jimmy Choo, L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani, Lisa Pliner, Manolo Blahnik, Moschino, Oscar de la Renta, Roger Vivier, Sergio Rossi, Stuart Weitzman, Tibi, and Tuleh.

After creating sketches, the designers created their shoes which went on display in Saks Fifth Avenue before touring around the US.



Alberta Ferretti

Oscar De La Renta

Want to see more sketches and pictures? Check out the CRYSTALLIZED website

Photos courtesy of NewsDay