Christian Louboutin revealed his re-imagining of Cinderella's glass slipper, thanks to a new collaboration with Disney on Thursday
Christian Louboutin believes fairy tales can come true. And to prove this, the high-end shoe designer revealed Thursday his re-imagining of Cinderella's glass slipper, thanks to a new collaboration with Disney.
In creating the shoe, the movie studio reached out to the designer, whose red-soled heels are as coveted as they are pricey, in advance of Cinderella's Blu-ray release Oct. 2. "It's a very classic fairy tale about love," Louboutin says, "and the dream that love is absolutely pure." Though Louboutin's slipper will not be produced for mass sale, 20 pairs will be given away worldwide this fall, turning "anyone into modern-day Cinderellas," Louboutin says. Disney and Louboutin will release details on the giveaway Aug. 17.
The master craftsman concedes there were challenges to designing the shoe. "You imagine it being completely transparent, (made) out of glass," Louboutin says. But "full and classical transparency made into a shoe makes a really ugly foot." And using a plastic such as Lucite "could look very '60s or sort of punky."
Louboutin indicates that Disney collaborations may well be the new shoe that fits: "It would be a great challenge, and I would love to do it."
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