Fashion has always had a love affair with fairy tales and now that sets to continue as Christian Louboutin is recreating the most famous pair of shoes in fairy tale history. I think we all remember being little and dreaming that the glass slipper would slip on our feet and we would be transported to another world and become Cinderella; well now we have a new godmother in the form of Christian Louboutin.
The shoes, which aren’t being released until later in the year, will coincide with the new release of the film on Blu-ray and DVD. Insiders are already suggesting the shoes will be beautiful, with Louboutin putting his own ‘magic touch’ to the slippers. “I have been so lucky to have crossed paths with Cinderella, an icon who is so emblematic to the shoe world as well as the dream world,” Louboutin is quoted as saying in WWD April 26th.
This isn’t the first time the famous slipper has been revamped, Maison Martin Margiela created their own interpretation of the Cinderella shoe a few years ago. And It seems the fashion world is continuing to be inspired by all things fairy tale, with the release of Beauty and the Beast 3d in cinemas soon and the much anticipated Snow Whiteand the Huntsman, the trend is set to continue. Benefit have already been inspired by Snow White, releasing a beauty kit that allows fans to create the looks of Kristen Stewart’s pale skin and Charlize Theron’s evil queen exterior. Even Marc Jacobs, the creative director of Louis Vuitton admitted to being inspired by fairy tales for the Spring/Summer 2012 collection, a collection that was described as ‘spring-like and magical’.
With all these fairy tales being brought to life, here’s hoping my own prince charming can magically appear…