A fine pair of shoes may warrant you a luxurious life as it once happened to Cinderella. So do not underestimate the power of the two magic pairs worn in your feet, thinking they are not that noticeable as your dress or jewellery. So, here is the list of luxury, offering you the story behind and the design of 10 of the most expensive high heels in the world.
10 Stuart Weitzman “Diamond Dream” Stiletto [$500,000]
Renowned shoe designer Stuart Weitzman collaborated with diamond jewelry designer Kwiat and put the effort into place to make these divine shoes. The pair features 1,420 30-carat brilliant-cut diamonds. “fit for a queen”, Weitzman depicted them. Two delicate circle-bands gives the ankles a total glamourous look, and the elegant toe strap is coated in silver leather. The “Diamond Dream” stilettos made an appearance on the red carpet at the 2007 Academy Awards. The beauties were flaunted by Anika Noni Rose, star of the movie “Dreamgirls.”
9 Ruby Slippers From The ‘Wizard Of Oz’ [$612,000]
Every time you watch Wizard of Oz, you will not take your eyes off of the ruby slippers featured in the renowned movie. The final design of the shoes features pure and fine chiffon and red stains which are further adorned with the red sequins. These slippers are viewed as an inspiration owing to the style and eye-catching color adopted. The shoes were made from fie chiffon and red stain and were embedded with red sequins. These slippers were the inspiration for a highly renowned and expensive pair of shoes on the our list.
8 Stuart Weitzman “Retro Rose” Pumps [$1 million]
Inspired by 1940s Hollywood, specifically the ‘T-strap’ style, the gold leather pumps of each shoe is a diamond studded rose composed of 100-carat 1,800 Kwiat diamonds. However, the shoes themselves have nearly 400 shimmering diamonds. The “Retro Rose” pumps raised eyebrows when Weitzman chose Juno screenwriter Diablo Cody to flaunt them at the 2008 Academy Awards. Cody allegedly refused, stating that it is a “cheesy publicity stunt.” the reason behind such a request is allegedly unknown. At the end of the day, the value estimated stands at $1 million.
7 Stuart Weitzman “Marilyn Monroe” Shoes [$1 million]
Stuart Weitzman is keeping his name on the top, as usual. Inspired by Hollywood stars and fashion icons, Weitzman resorted to Marilyn Monroe’s queenly Swarovski crystals earrings, and used to it as a main tool in his design. A cluster of Swarovski crystals are adorned at the center of the shoe, surrounded by a chocolate-color satin rose, giving it a sense of glamour and style. Regina King, nominated for her role in “Ray,” made an appearance at the 2005 Oscars, wearing the peerless pair of shoes. After the awards, replicas have replaced the earrings and they were sold at the Celebrity Rags 4 Charity Riches auction for million dollars.
6 Stuart Weitzman Platinum Guild Stiletto [$1,090,000]
Here is the platinum guild stiletto, which is encrusted with 464 pear and round shaped Kwiat diamonds. When you have Stuart Weitzman Platinum Guild Stiletto, you do not only own one of the most expensive high heels in the world, but also you own an awe-inspiring piece of jewels as the ankle strap can be worn as a bracelet and as a necklace. Interestingly, the shoes were flaunted by Laura Harring of “Mulholland Drive” at the 2002 Academy Awards, wearing them. However, she didn’t need to resort to the many peerless potentials of the shoes as she was wearing a $27 million necklace already.
5 Stuart Weitzman “Ruby Slippers” [$1.6 million]
Again, Weitzman partnered with Oscar Herman Bros in order to create these lovely slippers. The hit of all times -The Wizard of Oz- inspired Weitzman to create these awe-inspiring pair of shoes. These beauties are made from pure platinum and then covered with red satin. The pair is studded with 123.33-carat 642 rare Burmese rubies.The pair of high heels were expected to come to light in 2003. However, they were temporarily shelved due to the war in the Middle East. Later on, they made an appearance at Harrod’s in London.
4 Stuart Weitzman “Cinderella Slippers” [$2 million]
Let this name be carved in your mind as you will read and hear about it a lot in the shoe designing industry. Such shoes and heels will remind you of the fairy tales of Disney princess. Yes, I know who you are thing off! It is Cinderella! Stuart Weitzman – and you are about to hear that name mentioned a lot designed a pair of Cinderella slippers. These shoes have 55-carat 565 diamonds. Moreover, the right slipper features a single 5-carat Amaretto diamond with the value of $1,000,000 on its own. The diamonds are all studded onto Italian leather, using platinum settings. The drool-worthy shoes were worn by singer Alison Krauss at the 2004 Academy Awards.
3 Tanzanite Heels by Stuart Weitzman [$2 Million]
When the designer Stuart Weitzman teams up with the jeweller Eddie LeVian to create these silver leather heels, all you can do is to let your expectations get higher and higher. Actually, they never let us down. Here is design of the masterpiece: 185-carats of beautiful purple-blue tanzanite gemstones found in Africa are encrusted on the ankle strap. However, Weitzman and LeVian studs 28-carats of diamonds on the toe strap. The value of these unmatchable beauties is estimated to be $2 million.
2 Stuart Weitzman “Rita Hayworth” Heels [$3 million]
Inspired by the beautiful Hollywood star Rita Hayworth’s favorite earrings, the design of the second expensive open-toed high heels are marked with rust-colored satin, diamond, rubies and sapphires. It seems like it is not the first time for Stuart Weitzman to collaborate with Eddie LeVian to design the foxy high heels. The creation of such high heels is an explicit picture of glamour and high taste of fashion. Actress and singer-songwriter Kathleen “Bird” York wore them to the 2006 Academy Awards, and now the pair is owned by Hayworth’s daughter, Princess Yasmin Aga Khan.
1 Ruby Slippers by House of Harry Winston [$3 million]
In 1939, Metro Goldwyn Mayer filmed one of the most successful movies of all time, The Wizard of Oz. The ruby slippers featured in the movie, as Dorothy Gale appeared wearing them in the movie as she was walking through yellow brick road, searching for the wizard of Oz in the Emerald City. The ruby slippers were sparkling with sequin embroidery.