Haven’t you always loved Dorothy’s ruby slippers from The Wizard Of Oz?
From AMNew York:
“The slippers will be available to the highest bidder courtesy of the auction Profiles in History on Dec. 16, but until then, you can check them out at the Solange Azagury-Partridge boutique at 809 Madison Ave.”
According to our friends at Wikipedia:
“As was customary for important props, a number of pairs were made for the film, though no one knows exactly how many. Five pairs are known to have survived; one pair was stolen in 2005 and has never been recovered.”
Wow! I want to see these slippers!
But alas, I just phoned the boutique, and was told that the AMNew York story got the dates wrong – the slippers were on display there at the store December 7 & 8, and left yesterday.
The poor saleslady said that today they are getting millions of calls – EVERYBODY wants to see those slippers!
She also told me “They were amazing!”
Which sadly, only made me want to be able to see them more.
But, I just may have to go check out this boutique, even without the slippers.
This article describes the boutique:
“Solange Azagury-Partridge is not your run-of-the-mill jewelry shop. Like Alice in Wonderland, I peered through the peephole of the heavy door and discovered a galaxy of dark and mysterious beauty. Designed entirely by Azagury-Partridge herself, the store has ruby red velvet walls twinkling with over 630,000 hand-set Swarovski crystals. It also features a ceiling encrusted with zodiac constellations and the designer’s own limited-edition home furnishings.
The jewelry itself is set inside the walls, enclosed by antique gilded frames and backlit like a glamorous gallery exhibition. Just as the company pioneered new expression for precious jewels, the Solange Azagury-Partridge store has claimed its stake on Madison Ave. with a look that’s totally original.”
If I can’t see Dorothy’s Ruby slippers, at least I can see “ruby red velvet walls twinkling with over 630,000 hand-set Swarovski crystals”.
That sounds like it’s worth a visit to me!