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Insider: Tea With Kirkwood… Cinderella's Slippers

Nicholas Kirkwood was tapped to design "Alice in Wonderland" heels for Printemps in Paris.

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Nicholas Kirkwood is headed to Wonderland. The designer was tapped by the Paris-based department store Printemps to create a special shoe for a window display timed to coincide with the Tim Burton-directed “Alice in Wonderland,” which opens March 5. Insider got a sneak peek at a sketch of the teaparty- and rose-inspired shoes (below). Kirkwood, a longtime fan of Alice’s adventure, said he was thrilled to be a part of the project, as well as to be the only accessories designer asked to participate, alongside Haider Ackermann, Charles Anastase, Manish Arora, Chloé, Ann Demeulemeester, Christopher Kane, Alexander McQueen, Maison Martin Margiela and Bernhard Willhelm, who were all invited to interpret Alice’s dress. “I’m very happy to be involved in this project as I love ‘Alice in Wonderland,’” Kirkwood said.  “My interpretation for Alice is all about fantasy and fun through escapism.”

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