Cinderella’s Glass Slipper, no Fairy Godmother needed!
In a magical collaboration between Disney and luxury brand Swarovski, a replica of Cinderella’s glass slipper has been created. This enchanting creation brings to life the iconic symbol of Cinderella’s transformation from rags to riches, capturing the essence of Disney’s beloved fairy tale.
A Collaboration of Magical Levels
The collaboration between Disney and Swarovski is not new, as they have come together in the past to create stunning pieces of jewelry and figurines. However, this latest collaboration takes their partnership to new heights as they recreate one of the most famous shoes in history.
The Cinderella Glass Slipper has been recreated many times before, but never to this level of perfection. Inspired by the 2015 Cinderella live-action film, this replica of Cinderella’s glass slipper is made entirely of Swarovski crystal, giving it an unparalleled shimmer and magical sparkle. Swarovski crystal is famous for its clarity and brilliance, and in this case, it perfectly captures the essence of the fairy tale. The crystal used solid Aurora Borealis crystal for this replica adds an ethereal touch, giving the shoe a magical shimmer reminiscent of Cinderella’s enchanted life.
To create such a shoe, eight Swarovski craftspeople in the Austrian Alps spent 150 hours on it. The show features 221 facets, and it’s absolutely flawless. Swarovski’s global creative director, Giovanna Engelbert, says;
“What inspired me to recreate Cinderella’s iconic crystal slipper for Disney100 is the name of the charity and the idea of a wish.. And of course, the slipper is the most famous shoe in the world. It is transformative and full of magic, so it was the perfect way to unite the world of Swarovski with the world of Disney.”
Disney 100 and Swarovski Team Up for a Noble Cause
This shoe is no ordinary shoe and it was made for no ordinary purpose. Disney and Swarovski teamed up to make this shoe as a contribution to Make-A-Wish. Right now, Disney is also celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Walt Disney Company, so this project is also in honor of that milestone.
While this is not something you can buy at a Disney gift shop, it truly is a marvel to look at and admire.