in the red

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ruby studded stiletto heels on sale for one million British poundsThree-and-a-half inch stilletos reportedly inspired by the ruby slippers in The Wizard of Oz and designed by Stuart Weitzman went on sale today in London for one million British pounds. The shoes, originally for an unnamed actress to wear to the Oscars–but allegedly withdrawn by Weitzman “as a mark of respect to soldiers fighting in Iraq” (huh?)–were woven with platinum thread and are set with 642 rubies, totalling more than 120 carats.

Y’know, now I don’t feel so bad about how much I paid for my pair of Campers.