This October Cinderella will be the latest Disney film to emerge from the vaults (the House of Mouse is re-releleasing the classics, one by one) and in honour of the 1950 animation Christian Louboutin was asked to design a pair of glass slippers, which were unveiled this week.
The shoes are exquisite: I love the exaggerated shape and, of course, the butterflies give it a fairytale touch. Admittedly, it was slightly disappointing that they weren’t actually made of glass, which has been done before (by H&M’s next collaborator Maison Martin Margiela) but the abundance of crystals kinda make up for it.
As soon as I saw the shoes I knew there was only one dress to go with them that was worthy of Cendrillion herself: this couture Chanel creation from its Autumn Winter 2012/2013 collection. Granted it would probably be more fitting for a winter ball, but to be fair those pumpkin carriages don’t really provide much protection from the elements.