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18th March 2020

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Disney and Cinderella’s glass slipper for the 21st century

Disney joins forces with nine luxury designer shoe brands across the globe to assemble an enchanting collection of shoes that re-imagine Cinderella’s iconic glass slipper.

To commemorate Disney’s new live action film, the entertainment giant has collaborated with Paul Andrew, Alexandre Birman, Rene Caovilla, Jimmy Choo, Salvatore Ferragamo, Nicholas Kirkwood, Charlotte Olympia, Jerome Rousseau, and Stuart Weitzman to design their version of the shoe that Cinderella leaves behind when she flees the ball as the clock strike midnight.

“Cinderella’s glass slipper has become a magical symbol of transformation,” said David Lee, Footwear Director, Disney EMEA. “Each pair of shoes in this exciting global collection captures Cinderella’s elegance and grace through the lens of celebrated designers, making this shoe collection truly fit for a princess.”

Swarovski, which produced the iconic glass slipper under the direction of Academy-Award winning costume designer Sandy Powell, provided the crystals featured in the designer’s shoes.

The shoes will be available for order in the following retail stores around the world, as well as in some of the designer brand's own stores. Please contact the stores and/or designer brands for specific availability:
· London – Harrods
· United States – Saks Fifth Avenue (New York and Beverly Hills)
· Paris – Galeries Lafayette
· Milan – Excelsior Milano
· Moscow –Tsum
· Japan – Isetan
· Dubai – Level Shoe District, The Dubai Mall

All the shoes will be revealed together for the first time within the Cinderella Exhibit at the Berlin Film Festival on Friday 13 February.

The re-imagining of this iconic story told in spectacular live action is directed by Sir Kenneth Branagh, and includes a stellar cast of Cate Blanchett, Lily James, Richard Madden, Helena Bonham Carter and more. The Walt Disney Studios film, Cinderella is in theatres across the UK from 27 March.

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