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The Wizard of Oz Ruby Slipper Collection
2008 - 2009

by world-famous designers/labels such as Alberta Ferretti, Betsy Johnson, Christian Louboutin, Diane Von Fürstenberg, Jimmy Choo, L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani, Manolo Blahnik, Moschino, Oscar de la Renta, Sergio Rossi, Stuart Weitzman, Tuleh, ...

Premiere in September 2008, New York Fashion Week
Auction in Fall 2009

How to perform magic with top designer shoes and help children, families who are living with HIV/AIDS

The Wizard of Oz Ruby Slipper Collection premiered in September 2008 at the New York Fashion Week and will travel to the Art Basel Miami Beach (4-8 December 2008) and many other planned stops through 2009 until the complete, original Wizard of Oz Ruby Slipper Collection will be auctioned in fall 2009 with the proceeds benefiting the Elisabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation

Video: Prominent scene of the "The Wizard of Oz" where Dorothy (Judy Garland) is dancing in her red shoes.

The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Director Victor Fleming
Starring Judy Garland

The Wizard of Oz is one of the most beloved and iconic motion pictures of all time filled with timeless sentiments and values cherished by multiple generations. Originally released in 1939, more than one billion consumers have experienced the classic story of Dorothy and friends in the Land of Oz.

Costume design by Adrian (1903 - 1959, US, birth name Adrian Adolph Greenberg)

In Adrian's biography on you can read: "Never won an Academy Award, not even for his costumes for "The Wizard of Oz", yet he is considered by most as Hollywood's greatest costume designer." ... and that there is a simple reason for this "... Did not get the opportunity to win an Oscar because the first Academy Award for Costume Design wasn't handed out before 1948, ..."


Warner Bros. and Swarovski

Warner Bros. has invited in partnership with Swarovski the top shoe designers/labels to reinterpret Dorothy’s iconic Ruby Slippers for modern times.

Nadja Swarovski adds, "We're thrilled to turn fashion’s spotlight on the most iconic pair of shoes, Dorothy's Ruby Slippers, to celebrate the 70th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz. As Hollywood’s premier crystal purveyor, Swarovski feels privileged to be a sparkling element of the original pair and now, we are looking forward to new creative interpretations of the Ruby Slipper for the 20th century by these talented designers."



fig.: design by Moschino with loose crystal elements by Swarovski which have become over the past decades under the brand tag "made with CRYSTALLIZED™ – Swarovski Elements" a beloved ingredient in international fashion and design;


Sawetz (C) 2008