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Paging Cinderella, Your Louboutins are Ready


Christian Louboutin took on the dual role of Prince Charming and Fairy Godmother when he agreed to create a special limited edition pair of heels fit for a fairy tale in celebration of Disney‘s Cinderella Diamond Edition, coming to Blu-ray this fall. 

Paging Cinderella, Your Louboutins are Ready

“Cinderella is not only an iconic character when it comes to beauty, grace and fairytale love, but also shoes,” said the designer. “Her character and her story dictated the design to me, it was all there in the pages and the words of this tale.”

Paging Cinderella, Your Louboutins are Ready

Bearing the designer’s iconic red sole, Louboutin eschewed creating a pair of actual glass slippers and instead crafted his princess pumps out of white lace and Swarovski crystals. The shoes went on display for the first time yesterday, July 4, in Paris.

Paging Cinderella, Your Louboutins are Ready

“The slipper is the magic wand of transformation, which conjures confidence, beauty and love,” Louboutin mused. “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.” [WWD, Vogue UK]

Written by Lester Brathwaite

I was center square from 1969 to 1978, during which I perfected the art of the zing as well as a crippling cocaine addiction. Bea Arthur was responsible for both. @LesFabian lester dot brathwaite at gmail