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Singer Alison Krauss Will Wear $2M Shoes

February 27, 2004

NEW YORK (AP) _ Stuart Weitzman is Alison Krauss’ fairy godfather.

The bluegrass singer will wear Weitzman’s $2 million ``Cinderella″ slippers when she performs two Oscar-nominated songs from ``Cold Mountain″ during Sunday’s Academy Awards ceremony.

``Alison is the only star that can truly wear the Cinderella slipper to the Oscars, she is already country music royalty,″ Weitzman said in a statement.

The 4 1/2-inch stiletto sandals are adorned with 565 Kwiat diamonds.

This is the third year Weitzman has created such opulent shoes for the Oscars.

In 2002, when actress Laura Elena Harring wore $1 million sandals _ note the inflation in just two years _ Weitzman said, ``A great picture at a great event can make a great career or break a career. This is serious business. It is not frivolous.″

Krauss, 32, won three Grammy Awards earlier this month, including best bluegrass album for ``Live″ with Union Station.

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