In honor of the film’s 75th anniversary, a replica of the red iconic shoes will be placed at the entrance to the Feb. 22 ceremony.
by STEPHANIE CHAN
Tap your heels three times because the Costume Designers Guild Awards will be displaying a replica of The Wizard of Oz‘s ruby slippers at the entrance to the ballroom of the Feb. 22 ceremony, in honor of the film’s 75th anniversary.
The iconic heels — covered in about 2,300 sequins with hand-sequined georgette and lined with leather — were originally designed by MGM’s legendary designer Adrian Adolph Greenberg. Western Costume’s Joe Napoli had originally made four pairs, with one currently housed at the Smithsonian. Judy Garland, who played Dorothy, wore the original pair.
In 1989, Western Costume replicated Dorothy’s famous shoes to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Oz. A decade later in 2000, a pair sold for $666,000.