The fashion world’s love affair with fairy tales continues with Christian Louboutin designing a pair of shoes inspired by Disney’s Cinderella.
The animated picture is being rereleased on Blu-ray and DVD this fall, and in honor of this the French shoe guru will offer an interpretation of the iconic “glass slipper” worn by the movie’s namesake.
Fashionistas will have to wait until the summertime to see the shoe, although it is said the creator, famous for his red-soled talons, will put his own “magic touch” on the famous footwear.
“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 26.This won’t be the first time the Brothers Grimm fairytale shoe has provides a source of inspiration.
Maison Martin Margiela created its own interpretation of the iconic glass slippers a few years back for a limited edition range.
Meanwhile, Snow White also looks set to be a major source for fashion trends this year thanks to the release of a new Hollywood interpretation of the tale, Snow White and the Huntsman. The film has already inspired a Benefit Cosmetics beauty kit allowing fans to recreate protagonist Kristen Stewart’s pale beauty, and Charlize Theron's Evil Queen character boasts an extensive haute couture wardrobe.
Fairy tales were also the theme for the Louis Vuitton Spring/Summer 2012 collection, which was described as “spring-like and magical” by creative director Marc Jacobs.