The ruby slippers in the beloved 1939 film version of 'The Wizard of Oz' were designed by Adrian Adolph Greenberg ka Gilbert Adrian [February 3, 1903-September 13, 1959]. The …design was put into place on silk pumps from the Innes Shoe Company of Los Angeles, California. Adrian's bows were pieces of red strap leather that were sewn to sequined organza overlay attachments to the slippers' uppers and heels. The white silk shoes previously had been died dark red..
Additionally, the bows were decorated. Large, red glass rectangles were covered with dark red bugle beads. They were outlined with orange-red glass rhinestones that were set in silver. The decorations then were sewn onto the bows. (MORE)