Cinderella the film is due to be screened this year but what’s even more exciting than that is that Disney asked 11 Designers to create their interpretation of the modern day infamous ‘Glass Slipper’. However these stunning shoes are not the kind that we would leave behind on any stair case! The shoes will go on sale at Harrods on the 3rd of march ranging from £490 (Jerome C Rousseaus) to a whopping £2,995 (Jimmy Choo) Which seemed to be the favourite for the Princess Lily James as she glided down the red carpet wearing them at the Cinderella Première. Which i agree are my fav and remind me most of the original. – See below my thoughts on each designers shoe. Jimmy Choo – From the 11 this is my fav! It’s elegant and classy and reminds me most of the oringinal slipper we see in the Disney film see here – – The crystal like flower resembles to me that glistening sparkle. It truly is fit for a princess. The only thing I can fault this creation on is the lack of the “glass slipper” like feel, but I suppose perspex may have brought away the elegance from this practically perfect princess heel.
“I think every girl desires a Cinderella moment in their lives. This story ignites a love affair and fascination with shoes that never dies. The power they have to transform is instilled from a young age and the fantasy remains alive forever. I wanted to create a shoe that felt magical, with alluring sparkle and a feminine, timeless silhouette evoking those childhood emotions.” –Sandra Choi, creative director for Jimmy Choo
Nicola Kirkwood – The perspex glass look is there with a girly lace. Keeping very feminine with the girl encrustred back bow and heel with a touch of attitude with it’s sharp encrusted pointed two. Perfect for the modern day Ella
“Cinderella has both delicate and strong qualities as a character. The moment of transformation emphasizes both and gave me the design inspiration to create a piece that spoke to the film’s magic.” — Nicholas Kirkwood
Paul Andrew – Again the perspex glass feel features here – keeping with the oringanl glass slipper theme – with button jewels encrusted heel and silver chrome toe – This shoe has the perfect modern twist and coudl easily be on every girls shopping list. It’s simple cinders.
“Cinderella’s glass slipper represents every woman’s dream shoe. The story, being a classic, inspired me to use my iconic pointed toe silhouette, which I embellished with an array of hand encrusted Swarovski crystals to create the ultimate fantasy shoe. I used transparent PVC to create a ‘glass’ effect and ivory suede for luxurious texture and dimension.” — Paul Andrew
Stuart Weitzman – Pushed the modern border and created the see through, white leather, encrusted ankle boot. These are wearable which is a great thing and i know they are bound to be flying off the shelf when they go on sale.
“Cinderella in 2015 has a timeless appeal. The diamond and translucent bootie enhance the vision I have of her.” — Stuart Weitzman
Salvatore Ferragamo – Goes black suede, again perpex and chrome baguette jewelled heel This is show i would purchase right now! It’s not fairy tale Cinderella at all i dont think but Disney wanted modern – It’s the perfect modern day princess show – Sassy yet Classy.
“The magic of a shoe that turns a woman into a princess and gives her the feeling of walking on clouds is a universal dream. A modern Cinderella fairy tale of rediscovering a soft sensuality and a powerful femininity. A shoe made of transparency and light: the cage heel, an iconic symbol of Salvatore Ferragamo, is covered with Swarovski crystals and is transformed by sparkling impalpability.” — Massimiliano Giornetti, creative director at Salvatore Ferragamo
Rene Caovilla – There is somethign very fairytale about this shoe – although It gives off a more sharp attitude that would mostly suit the character Elsa from Frozen.
“‘Works of arts called shoes’ to grant wishes and raise emotions. Passion and never ending research don’t draw the line at fantasy and creativity. This is how dreams come true in our fairy tale.” — Rene Caovilla
Christian Louboutin – Within the film the glass slipper features a butterfly, which is where i believe Mr Loub has taken the idea from to add some fluttery friends with some crystal and lace.
Manolo Blahnik – Nice sandal but I probably wouldn’t look twice at this shoe. Blahnik really disappointed me with this sling back sandal, there no wow or princesslike feeling at all to this shoe. We seen better Hangisi blue embellished satin pumps on Carrie Bradshaw in Sex in The City – I was expecting a more blinged up white version of this pump, but no get this ? really?
Charlottle Olympia – Being 4ft 11 I love a sky scraper shoe and i love the fact that the whole ‘Glass’ like feel and twinkle has been taken into account, however to me the modern cinderlla would be working her ass off for tips sliding up and down pole in these glass strippers – sorry slippers.
“I am delighted and honoured to be invited by Disney to design one of the most iconic shoes in history. It was such a pleasure to create my version of Cinderella’s glass slipper which I have aptly named If the Shoe Fits. This transparent platform shoe made with my signature PVC & perspex materials is adorned with star and crystal detailing as befits any princess.” — Charlotte Olympia
Alexandre Birman – I very rarely ever like white shoes, and this is the perfect example of why. This show to me looks so tacky. The tan sole and heel showing – it hardly took any imagination to come up with this ? i have nothing else to say…
“My vision of the glass slipper was inspired by the timeless and feminine beauty that I believe Cinderella and the Alexandre Birman brand both share. I reinterpreted our classic Johanna pump, this time giving it a fashionable and romantic twist with satin and Swarovski crystals. It’s a shoe I imagine a modern princess would wear.” — Alexandre Birman
Jerome C Rousseaus – I think the designer here was going for the “when the clock strikes 12” feel, with the midnight blue coloured sandal, certainly a modern day sandal and something I would see most girls grabbing from the shelves – out of the box idea – do you think it worked well?
“The stroke of midnight is a wonderful element of the Cinderella fairytale, it adds tension and intensity to the story. I was inspired by that when I designed this style for Cinderella and the result is a dramatic midnight-blue glitter sandal on a sky-high heel. The clear strap is reminiscent of the crystal slipper, while the refined gold and silver trims add the right amount of whimsy to the design. I wanted to create something that, if left behind, the Prince would feel even more captivated by Cinderella’s allure.” –Jerome C. Rousseau