June 10–June 21, 2009
In celebration of the 70th anniversary of the release of the classic film The Wizard of Oz, the FIDM Museum & Galleries teamed with Warner Bros. Entertainment to present The Ruby Slipper Collection and Inspirations of Oz Fine Art Exhibition.
The Ruby Slipper Collection consisted of modern interpretations of the famous red slippers worn by Judy Garland in The Wizard of Oz. Contemporary ruby red slippers were created by 19 of the most noted names in designer footwear and fashion, including Jimmy Choo, Stuart Weitzman and Manolo Blahnik.
The Inspirations of Oz collection of fine art features one-of-a-kind interpretive works from an acclaimed array of artisans including Angelo Aversa, Romero Britto, Phillip Graffham, Gris Grimly, Marcus Antonius Jansen, Johnny Johns, William Joyce, Joel Nakamura, Nelson De La Nuez, Glen Orbik, Ragnar, Alex Ross, Todd White and Yakovetic.
Evening pumps by Christian Louboutin, inspired by the ruby slippers in The Wizard of Oz.