LAST UPDATED: 13th February 2015 at 2:14pm
You've swooned over the sketches, now take a sneak peak at the real beauties! The gorgeous Cinderella-inspired shoe collection will be unveiled at Berlin Film Festival to celebrate the new Disney flick.
"We're delighted to reveal the collection for the first time here in Berlin; it is a wonderful moment for everyone involved in this spectacular global project," said David Lee, Director of Footwear, The Walt Disney Company EMEA.
He added, "It has been truly inspiring working with such passionate designers and the shoes they are presenting are exquisite. They have skillfully captured Cinderella's elegance and style in their interpretations of her iconic glass slipper. The end result is a great example of how we at Disney can work with fashion brands to create one-of-a-kind imaginative products."
Imaginative indeed! This collection has certainly got us dreaming of big day heels. Now, where's that Prince Charming?! SH
LAST UPDATED: 11th February 2015 at 10:13am
Of all the iconic shoes a bride can covet, Cinderella's glass slippers are surely at the top of the list. Now that some of the world's most famous shoe designers are redesigning the fairytale princess's shoes to celebrate the release of the upcoming Cinderella film (starring Lily James and Cate Blanchett - out this March) that is even more true than ever before.
The fictional shoes has been reimagined in a range of ways - think Perspex, Swarovski embellishments and dreamy stilettos - by Nicholas Kirkwood, Jimmy Choo, Charlotte Olympia, Salvatore Ferragamo, Jerome Rousseau, Stuart Weitzman, Paul Andrew, Alexandre Birman and Rene Caovilla.
Set to be unveiled just before Valentine's Day, we've only had a sneak peek at the designer's sketches, and judging from them, these 'glass' slippers are certainly worth dreaming about.
Thankfully, they will also be available to order: London's Harrods will be our closest stockiest, although they will also be available at Saks Fifth Avenue in New York and Beverly Hills, Galeries Lafayette in Paris, Excelsior Milano, Tsum in Moscow, Isetan in Tokyo and Level Shoe District in Dubai.
"I think every girl desires a Cinderella moment in their lives," Sandra Choi, creative director of Jimmy Choo commented. "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."
"Cinderella has both delicate and strong qualities as a character," added Nicolas Kirkwood. "The moment of transformation emphasises both and gave me the design inspiration to create a piece that spoke to the film's magic."
Cinderella's iconic slipper… the ultimate bridal shoe? We think so!