By Tamera Adams
tadams@nationaljeweler.com

To commemorate the 70th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, 19 re-creations of Dorothy's ruby slippers will be unveiled in the windows and designer shoe salon of Sak's Fifth Avenue's New York City location during a gala on Sept. 4.


Three heel clicks later, the made-over ruby slippers will be at Bryant Park in New York City for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week and reappear again at Art Basel Miami Beach.


The consumer products division of Warner Bros. in conjunction with crystal company Swarovski developed the concept behind the promotion, which will include an auction in fall 2009 benefiting the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.


With designers such as Betsey Johnson, Diane von Furstenberg and Jimmy Choo creating the designs, whatever these sparkly shoes lack in magic, they're sure to make up for in style.


So which designer you think is most likely to outshine the others with their crystal- or ruby- embedded edition of Dorothy's shoe?






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