On March 13, 2015 Disney released a new Cinderella movie, and no doubt, Swarovski played an important role keeping the sparkle alive.
Swarovski teamed up with the Academy Award® winning costume designer Sandy Powell to add sparkle to the film, providing 1.7 million finely cut Swarovski crystals to adorn costumes, jewelry, hair and makeup. A long-time Swarovski collaborator, Powell also designed Cinderella’s iconic slippers, which play such a pivotal role in the plot. The slippers are hewn from solid crystal and feature 221 light-reflecting facets. In addition to these unique creations, Swarovski opened its archives to provide over 150 tiaras and jewelry pieces to light up the famous ball scene in the film. Sandy Powell commented: “For me, Swarovski crystals are a key creative ingredient to add light, depth and color and to my costumes. ‘Cinderella’ is perhaps the ultimate romantic fairy tale, and working with Swarovski has added a new level of enchantment, illuminating the characters and bringing them to life in a magical way.”
Outside of the movie, the crystal giant has created a replica Swarovski slipper. This Limited Edition Swarovski Slipper is 85% of the size of the movie slipper. This 2015 Limited Edition slipper is recognized by Swarovski using the following identification numbers: 9100 000 622 and 5179692.
The Swarovski Limited Edition Slipper is approximately 6 1/2″ X 2 1/2″ X 6 1/4″. It features 220+ facets in clear crystal. It is decorated with a (silver) rhodium-plated butterfly, set with light blue crystals. This crystal figurine is a numbered limited edition of only 400 pieces. Each slipper is uniquely numbered on the underside of the slipper and includes a certificate of authenticity. One website showed a selling price over $2100, but I did not find the Swarovski Slipper on the official Swarovski web site to confirm the actual retail price.
This Limited Edition Swarovski Cinderella Slipper should not be confused with another Limited Edition Swarovski Cinderella’s Slipper. This Cinderella slipper has an identification number of 5035515 and is significantly smaller and less expensive. While it may be sold out on the Swarovski website, it can be easily found on the internet for original MSRP of $100.
Disney also produced their rendition of a Limited Edition Cinderella Slipper. The Disney Slipper is a Limited Edition of 500 units and features golden butterfly encrusted with Swarovski crystals. It too is individually numbered on the bottom side of the slipper and includes a Certificate of Authenticity as well. This figurine is successfully selling at the online auctions at $550 – $1150!
In the early 2000’s, in the Silver Crystal product line, there was a Swarovski Cinderella figurine, complete with a mini crystal slipper. When collectors purchase this figurine from any source, make certain that the slipper is still with the Cinderella figurine as it can be very difficult to locate a replacement Swarovski Slipper to go with it. For 2015, there is another Limited Edition Swarovski Cinderella, that retails for nearly $600.
There are certainly a variety of Cinderellas available, as well as Limited Edition Cinderella Slippers available that are either Swarovski figurines or Disney figurines embellished with Swarovski crystals. So if you are a Cinderella fanatic, you won’t want to miss out looking for one of these to add to your collection!