Shoes are among some of the most desirable objects in many women’s eyes. Carefully selecting each pair to match a particular outfit or set of accessories, some women are prepared to pay almost any price to get just the right pair. Here are five of the World’s most expensive shoes for ladies which many women might ‘kill’ to own.
Weitzman’s Ruby Slippers
Inspired by Judy Garland’s slippers in ‘The Wizard of Oz’ and created by Stuart Weitzman, these slippers are composed of delicate red satin, a pound’s (weight) worth of platinum and a total of 42 Burmese rubies. Unveiled for the first time for a Harrods (London) display, this pair comes in at third place at a hefty price of $1.6 million.
Tanzanite Heels & Cinderella Slippers
In shared second place are the Tanzanite Heels and the Cinderella Slippers, also designed by Stuart Weitzman.
Tanzanite Heels – Crafted in collaboration between Weitzman and Eddie Le Vian, France (one of the world’s richest jewellery designers), these shoes feature an exquisitely crafted silver framework emblazoned with 185 carats of blue tanzanite gems and 28 carats of diamonds
Cinderella Slippers – Fine Italian leather, platinum settings and 565 Kwiat diamonds were used to create Weitzman’s take on the famous princess’ glass slippers, which were, by the way worn by Alison Krauss (singer) to the Oscars in 2004.
Both pairs are priced at a cool £2 million.
Rita Hayworth Heels
Another Stuart Weitzman/ Le Vian collaboration, the Rita Hayworth Heels are crafted from the finest, deep chocolate coloured leather and feature earrings (adorned with diamonds, rubies and sapphires) worn by the Hollywood legend, gently placed into the centre of folded satin flowers. Worn at the Academy Awards 2006 by Kathryn York, the pair, which is priced at $3 million, is now apparently owned by (and not for sale) Princess Yasmin Aga Khan, the daughter of Rita Hayworth. These peep-toe heels share first place (and a $3 million price tag) with another pair of Ruby Slippers.
Robert Winston’s Ruby Slippers
The House of Harry Winston, celebrated for exquisite jewellery design, commemorated the 50th anniversary of classic movie ‘The Wizard of Oz’ in 1989 by H. Winston’s son, Robert, painstakingly fashioning a replica of the famous red slippers out of 4,600 rubies and 50 carats’ worth of diamonds. Having taken two months to be created, the slippers were subsequently unveiled, complete with their $3 million price tag, at a House of Harry Winston display.
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