Cinderella's slipper snapped up
A Kiwi designed shoe worthy of a modern day Cinderella has been snapped up for almost $500,000, making it one of the most expensive pieces of footwear to have graced our shores.
Auckland footwear queen Kathryn Wilson teamed up with Sarah Hutchings of Orsini Fine Jewellery to create the diamond encrusted high-heel.
Hutchings painstakingly placed more than half a million dollars' worth of white diamonds on to a single classic court-heeled shoe to create a one-off work of art.
The process involved hours of surgeon-like precision using tweezers and a special adhesive.
The shoe was won in a conditional sale last night at an auction organised by Wilson to raise money and awareness for Ronald McDonald House. But she was staying mum on who bought the super slipper.
Wilson also enlisted the help of 15 fashion photographers, stylists and artists, who each created a piece of work inspired by Wilson's footwear to also go up for the auction. They raised more $22,000 for the cause.
"The event last night was a celebration," Wilson said.
"The calibre of work submitted was incredible, it was wonderful that all these talented people just put up their hands to help".
- © Fairfax NZ News
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