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Shopping Nicole Kidman's "Australia" Shoe Wardrobe

November 12, 2008 |  8:35 pm

Salvatore Ferragamo started his career in Hollywood, creating shoes for some of the most classic movies in film history, including “The Ten Commandments,” “Some Like It Hot,” “Mildred Pierce” and “The Postman Always Rings Twice.” Ferragamo the man is long gone, but Ferragamo the brand has collaborated with costume designer Catherine Martin on a wardrobe of shoes worn by Nicole Kidman in the upcoming Baz Luhrmann film “Australia” opening Nov. 26, including a riding boot (for driving cattle, no doubt) and a sleek wedge. One of the first films Ferragamo worked on was “The Covered Wagon” (1923), and the designers actually referenced an archival riding boot for this project. Rage_australia
“Australia” has the same costume team that worked on “Moulin Rouge” and “Strictly Ballroom,” and from what I have seen, the visuals are sumptuous. This limited edition evening sandal, $950, inspired by one Kidman wore in the film, is currently on sale at Ferragamo stores. It’s available in black or red velvet with stingray accents.

In other Ferragamo news, men’s clothing and accessories will go on sale Dec. 4, marked down between 35% and 50%.

-- Booth Moore, Times Fashion Critic

Photo courtesy of Ferragamo