Stuart Weitzman cancels Million Dollar Shoe because economy sucks
We all have to make sacrifices in this economy. Me, I'm giving up my monthly subscription to ShoeDazzle, and I'm resolved to drive my beat up piece of doody on wheels until it dies.
Stuart Weitzman? Well, this year, the shoe whiz has abandoned plans to design his annual Academy Awards shoe worth $1 million. He tells the New York Post that he's trying to be a little sensitive in light of all of us poor kids eatin' ramen out there.
"There will be no Million Dollar shoe for the Oscars this year," he says. "With so many people struggling financially, and unemployment at 10 percent, I don't think it is appropriate. The actresses still want to go for glamour, but this year it will be more understated."
That's a wise choice, Stuart. Here's a suggestion. Why not make a Deal Diva worthy knockoff, covered in crystals -- or glass, or tinfoil, or Mardi Gras beads, or ground up iron tablets -- instead of diamonds? That would warm our budgeted hearts!
Deal Diva Stephanie
Photo: Stuart Weitzman's Million Dollar Shoes from 2002, AP. Preeeetttty.