The glass slippers of Cinderella plays a central role in her story and helps the prince in recognizing her. Her story is being staged on Broadway for the first time ever. Rodgers and Hammerstein’s production has taken the initiative and are striving to bring out the charm of the fairytale on Broadway. They are concentrating on every detail and have got the shoe designer Stuart Weitzman to create the unique ‘glass slipper’ made famous by the fairy tale. The exclusive creation is likely to become one of the main attractions of the show. The musical is scheduled to open on the 3rd of March at the Broadway Theatre, New York.
The Designer Used Over 5000 Swarovski Crystals
We have earlier seen Christian Louboutin create the Cinderella slippers but for the Broadway show it is Stuart Weitzman who has turned the fantasy into reality. He could be called the Godmother who gives the glass slippers to Cenderella. The lead role in the musical is being played by actor Laura Osnes and the slippers have been made to fit her feet. The slipper has a two and half inch see through heel and the slippers have been bejeweled with over five thousand iridescent Swarovski crystals. The dazzling effect of the crystals makes the slippers visible to the audiences even in the last rows.
‘Clearly Timeless’ Collection is Inspired by the Glass Slippers
The final result of the designing process is stunning and it has inspired the shoe designer Stuart Weitzman to create a capsule collection of shoes for women which look like glass slippers but are more functional and practical. Called ‘Clearly Timeless’, the slippers hope to make you feel like Cinderella. If you want to live the fantasy of Cinderella you could choose one of the designs from the collection. The collection is not very large but it has a range of designs. There is a glass-slipper-inspired pump, a peep-toe slingback and a strappy sandal. There is a flat peep toe shoe also for those who don’t like heels. The collection is already available in Stuart Weitzman boutiques in New York City. If you are located elsewhere you could buy it online from his site. The prices go up to $575.