Beginning September 4th — just in time for Fashion Week! — Saks Fifth Avenue will be displaying reinvented versions of Dorothy’s ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz in celebration of the film’s 70th anniversary. The shoes have been created by a variety of ready-to-wear and accessory designers, including Betsey Johnson, Diane von Furstenberg, and Jimmy Choo. One of the sponsors for the event is Swarovski Crystals, which is why many of the heels are bedazzled beyond belief. After the showing at Saks and Bryant Park, these red slippers are going on a countrywide tour (including a stop at Art Basel in Miami) before being auctioned off to support the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Below are just a few of the pairs I like the most — click here to view more. I think Dorothy would definitely be jealous.
Pictured: Betsey Johnson, Botkier, Jimmy Choo, Diane von Furstenberg, Tuleh