"What Would Dorothy Wear?" The Ruby Slippers Collection Kicks Off Fashion Week At Saks

by Rachelle Hruska · September 5, 2008

Dorothies [Photos via Patrick McMullan and Chance Yeh for PMc]

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"What would Dorothy wear now?"

That was the question that Michael Fink, Saks Fifth Avenue fashion director asked a dozen shoe designers ranging from Abaete to Manolo Blahnik

"Then it was like 'Go wild! Have fun with it!' That's the only direction we gave the designers," he added. [Reuters]

Last night, their wild creations that made up "The Ruby Slippers Collection" that was commissioned by Swarovski in partnership with Saks and Warner Brothers, were unveiled at the store as the official kickoff to the Mercedes-Benz fashion week.

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Betsey Johnson

Betsey Johnson, who is known for whimsical feminine styles, used red tulle bows on a platform shoe with chunky crystals. Jimmy Choo designed four-inch red snakeskin stilettos with ruby crystals on the vamp, while singer Gwen Stefani's L.A.M.B. label gave Dorothy a pair with red satin ankle bows.

The shoes will be raffled next year to benefit the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation in conjunction with the 70th anniversary of the movie's release

Katie Lee Joel

Katie Lee Joel

Lindsay Price, Steve Sadove

Lindsay Price, Steve Sadove

Perrey Reeves, Stephanie March

Perrey Reeves, Stephanie March

Chau Ngo, Douglas Marshall

Chau Ngo, Douglas Marshall

Steve Sadove, Annabel Vartanian

Steve Sadove, Annabel Vartanian

Stephanie March, Bobby Flay

Stephanie March, Bobby Flay

Paige Davis, Leon Hall

Paige Davis, Leon Hall

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R Ponzo

Molly Sims

Molly Sims

Ruby Slippers

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