There was no Yellow Carpet at the entrance but we were happy to find out that there was a Yellow Brick Road set up around the shoe department at Saks that led you around to view all of the Ruby Slippers. I couldn’t help but don red shoes to the event in the spirit of the occasion. Check out photos of the scene and the Saks store windows after the jump . . .
More shoes from the Swarovski Wizard of Oz Ruby Slipper Event at Saks. The shoes are gorgeous – they can speak for themselves. Check out shoes from the following designers: Miu Miu, A. Testoni, Jimmy Choo, Gwen Stefani for L.A.M.B., Christian Louboutin, and Manolo Blahnik. We also had a chance to speak with Enzo Vaccari from A. Testoni to learn a bit more about the inspiration and thoughts behind the design. And, there are still more shoes so check back tomorrow!
The main event at the Ruby Slipper event was the shoes and they were amazing. From towering stilettos, to bejeweled ballet flats, there was an extraordinary array of designer interpretations of Dorothy’s iconic Ruby Slippers. Check out pictures below of the shoes by Alberta Feretti, Oscar de la Renta, Betsey Johnson, Botkier, Giuseppe Zanotti, Abaete and Diane von Furstenberg. Check back the next few days for peeks of the rest of the shoes.
A while back we posted about some preview sketches of the SwarovskiWizard of Oz Ruby Slipper Project. On Thursday night, we had the pleasure of going to Saks and attending the unveiling of the Ruby Slippers designed by 19 designers including YSL, Betsey Johnson, Manolo Blahnik, Moschino and Christian Louboutin. The event was beautifully put together and we have so much coverage (including photos of every single shoe) that we’ve decided to split it up into 5 posts – 1 for each day of the week – it’s that good.
Sneak Peak of the Moschino shoe (my favorite!)
We’ll start off the way the event did, with the red carpet and the celebrity guests. My only pet peeve was that the red carpet was not yellow, but we found out later that there was a “yellow brick road” leading you around to all the shoes so that made up for the lack of a yellow carpet at the entrance. As you entered Saks, you were greeted by girls dressed as Dorothy and the air was filled with The Wizard of Oz songs as covered by other musical artists.