Wizard Oz ruby slippers as interpreted by Sergio Rossis Edumondo Castillo
Wizard Oz ruby slippers as interpreted by Sergio Rossi's Edmundo Castillo

DALLAS, Aug 24, 2008 / FW/ — We are of to see the wizard, the wonderful wizard of Oz at Saks Fifth’s Avenue’s store windows beginning Sep 4, 2008.

As part of the 70th anniversary celebration of the classic tale, Warner Brothers and CRYSTALLIZED – Swarovski Elements collaborated with top shoe designers to re-imagine Dorothy’s iconic ruby slippers.

Participating designers includeA. Testoni, Abaete, Alberta Ferretti, Betsey Johnson, Botkier, Christian Louboutin, Diane von Furstenberg, Giuseppe Zanotti, Jimmy Choo, L.A.M.B. by Gwen Stefani, Lisa Pliner, Manolo Blahnik, Moschino, Oscar de la Renta, Roger Vivier, Sergio Rossi, Stuart Weitzman, Tibi and Tuleh.

Their version of the red ruby slippers will be unveiled on Sep 4, 2008 at Saks Fifth Avenue’s 10022-SHOE and will be on display at the retailer’s store windows.

The event will benefit philanthropic partner, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation. Additionally, CRYSTALLIZED ™ – Swarovski Elements ruby bracelets will be sold exclusively at Saks New York with 100% of the proceeds going to The Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation, beginning the evening of September 4.

The Wizard of Oz Ruby Slipper Collection will be exhibited in a special installation surrounding the fountain at MBFW’s Bryant Park tents beginning Sept. 5.