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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, 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
Lindsay Price, Steve Sadove
Perrey Reeves, Stephanie March
Chau Ngo, Douglas Marshall
Steve Sadove, Annabel Vartanian
Stephanie March, Bobby Flay
Paige Davis, Leon Hall