Notably, the most iconic shoes of our age are the 1939 ruby slippers from the Wizard of Oz. Several pairs were made. 4 are still in existence. Constructed by MGM staff, they were a pair of white Innes shoes covered with sequins and rhinestones. These shoes hold such an extraordinary place in our hearts, that Leonardo DiCaprio led a group of donors to purchase the most famous pair for an undisclosed amount of money, so that they could rest in the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures. Stuart Weitzman created his version in 2003 from half a pound of platinum, 642 Burma rubies weighing in at 123.33 carats. They can be yours for a mere $1.6 million, probably close in cost to the originals.
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