The Million Dollar Shoes

Manolo says, it is time again for the Academy Awards, and thus also time for the shoe designer Stuart Weitzman to unveil his annual Million Dollar Shoes, which this year will be worn to the ceremony by Diablo Cody.

The “Juno” writer, a former stripper, has been chosen to wear footwear designer Stuart Weitzman’s million-dollar shoes to the big event at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood.

The “Retro Rose” shoe features two Kwiat diamond roses, fixed to 1940s-style beige metallic T-strap high heels.

More than 1,800 Kwiat diamonds weighing 100 carats were used to make the roses and 400 of them have been incorporated into the design of the shoe, which is worth over $1 million.

Shoe mogul Weitzman has also created a ballerina flat with a similar diamond-like design, which Cody will change into after she walks the red carpet and kicks off her high heels.

This is the first time Weitzman has created a changeover pair of shoes with a matching design element for use at the Academy Awards.

The Manolo loves these shoes, they are glamorous and retro and pretty. Perfect for the stripper-turned-screenwriter Cody, who gives off that self-consciously quirky, tatooted, 1940s pin-up girl vibe that is common among the indie alt-rock crowd.

UPDATE: Ayyyy! Maybe Cody Diablo, er Diablo Cody, will wear the shoes, and maybe she won’t wear the shoes!

21 Responses to “The Million Dollar Shoes”

  1. Gigi February 23, 2008 at 1:21 pm #

    Wonderfully glamorous! Maybe Stuart Weitzman will make a pair with crystals for the “regular” super-fantastic girl!

  2. Jen February 23, 2008 at 2:12 pm #

    What do the flats look like?

  3. Nadine February 23, 2008 at 3:30 pm #

    “Tatooted” – love it! Teehee!

  4. Manolo the Shoeblogger February 23, 2008 at 6:33 pm #

    ““Tatooted”

    Ayyyyy!

    Once again the Manolo has erred in the spelling, however, in this case he will let it be, as it the most amusing error.

  5. oakling February 23, 2008 at 10:02 pm #

    I like Cody’s work, but she (like a lot of quirky-post-stripper-hipsters) has the dead eyes real bad.

  6. buttercup February 24, 2008 at 2:50 pm #

    Wow, those shoes just scream, “Call me!” Either that or “did you get my e-mail, I sent like, six of them.”

  7. buttercup February 24, 2008 at 2:50 pm #

    Wow, those shoes just scream, “Call me!” Either that or “did you get my e-mail, I sent like, six of them.”

  8. catyt feline February 24, 2008 at 9:01 pm #

    who is cody maybe i’ll google her i wanna see the flats, and you know thats a good idea crystals for the feline who is ballin on a budget.lol

  9. JustJenny February 25, 2008 at 9:49 am #

    Wow, way to look a gift horse in the mouth, Diablo.

  10. Nemtynakht February 25, 2008 at 10:19 am #

    I agree with JustJenny. I read her blog posting, and it just seems like a perverted anti-publicity stunt to not wear them. The self proclaimed “media whore grand supreme” knew the shoes were being made especially for her, she knew they were special, and she knew they were real diamonds — but she didn’t know the cost and was offended that they were that expensive. Wha?

  11. chaser February 25, 2008 at 10:36 am #

    Weitzman’s response was 100 percent classy, though.

  12. EmallShoes February 25, 2008 at 11:52 am #

    Wow, Great shoes, but what you thing which one to buy and wear in foot….

  13. JustJenny February 25, 2008 at 12:05 pm #

    The other thing is, this is just making anyone in the fashion industry less likely to give special treatment to anyone perceived as an “outsider,” in the fear that something like this will happen again.

  14. Ava Schuster February 25, 2008 at 12:50 pm #

    So I’ll give her the benefit of the doubt that if I would have tried on a pair of sparkly heels and THEN found out that they were worth a million dollars, I might freak. After the inital shock wore off though, I would love that some world famous designer chose me of all people to wear his shoes. What a compliment for him to even know who I was! The true question is what stripper (or ex-stripper in this case) turns down MILLION DOLLAR shoes? Seriously?!

  15. Victor February 25, 2008 at 12:52 pm #

    In spite of all of the controversy, those are lovely shoes, with or without the diamond rose.

  16. chachaheels February 25, 2008 at 1:38 pm #

    The shoes wouldn’t have worked with Cody’s, um, gown anyway.

    But Stuart’s response to her little blog entry was more than gracious. Sheesh. She’s in the film business, going to the Oscars, and she’s averse to a little product placement? How is anyone going to believe anything she says, ever again?

  17. dangster February 25, 2008 at 3:48 pm #

    JustJenny’s comment about the “gift horse” is spot on.

    Stuart Weitzman’s response to Cody’s ungrateful rant only makes me respect him more (and his shoes!).

  18. Miss Janey February 25, 2008 at 6:08 pm #

    Those shoes are GORGEOUS. Miss J’d scratch someone’s eyes out to wear them.

  19. chaser February 26, 2008 at 6:16 am #

    Ok, now that I actually see the train wreck of a dress she wore I’m officially outraged. Had she worn the shoes, they would have been the one thing about that outfit I don’t have a strong urge to set on fire.

  20. Nancy February 26, 2008 at 10:44 pm #

    Diablo, grow up.

  21. Running With Heels February 28, 2008 at 3:13 pm #

    I’m new to the concept of Stuart Wieztman’s annual million dollar shoes…but does he do it and give it to a selected person, or does someone request for him to create the shoes?

    I have to say that these shoes are nice, however I think they would’ve made a better statement had they been black.