Oscar-nominee Diablo Cody will look like a million dollars when she steps out on the red carpet at the Academy Awards on Sunday (24Feb08) - literally.
The Juno writer, a former stripper, has been chosen to wear footwear designer Stuart Weitzman's million dollar shoe 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 (#500,000).
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.
He says, "I think it is great and typically Diablo that she chose to be not just glamorous but also practical in her choice of shoes for this year's Academy Awards." (KL/WN/TN)
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