Expect Most Actresses to Be in Nearly Seven-Inch Heels at the Oscars

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Rihanna, Beyoncé, Anne Hathaway, Angelina Jolie, and Halle Berry are just a few famous ladies who have worn Stuart Weitzman's shoes on the red carpet. For the Oscars this Sunday, the shoe designer has given heels to Hollywood's top stylists, including Rachel Zoe and Kate Young. In 2002, Weitzman famously put Laura Elena Harring in a million-dollar pair of shoes for the Oscars that year. "Since that, you see shoe cams on most of the shows. The interviewer will usually mix in, 'Can we see your shoes?'" Weitzman told us over the phone from L.A. "I like to take a little credit for that. The million-dollar sandal called great attention to footwear and that has not let up since." Weitzman, who will create a special collection of the most popular styles worn by celebs on the Oscars red carpet to sell to normal people, revealed much more about what will be up with the shoes at the year's biggest red carpet on Sunday.

What can we expect to see in footwear at the Oscars on Sunday?
With these girls, the higher the heels — as long as they can walk — the better the shoe. We’re using platforms more than ever this year to give them that height.

How high?
About six and a half inches is the highest heel they’ll be offering this year. That’s basically a four-and-a-half-inch pitch with a two-inch platform.

So they don't bring shoes to secretly change into?
Often when they change out of their gowns for the after-parties, they change their shoes.