Designers Re-Create Ruby Slippers For “Wizard Of Oz” Anniversary

It will soon be the 70th anniversary of the “Wizard of Oz” premiere. (Damn, Dorothy, you done got old.) In celebration, Swarovski has teamed up with a handful of shoe designers including Christian Louboutin, Betsey Johnson, and Oscar de la Renta to reinterpret the ruby slippers for the modern age. We’re melting at the sight of what they came up with! Diane von Furstenberg’s cute round pump is subtle with delicate crystals on the toe. Manolo Blahnik went super sexy with a pointy toe adorned with a Poinsettia-like pin. You won’t find these designs in stores—on September 24th, they’ll be auctioned off at about $1,000 a pair to raise money for the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. You can, however, look all you like at the pretty kicks on (or if you have the bones, bid away! It’s for a good cause). In any case, this does make us think that maybe there’s no place like…the shoe department at Saks? []