August 2018 - The Estate of Michael Jackson and Giuseppe Zanotti announced yesterday a partnership in the creation of “Giuseppe Tribute to Michael Jackson”, a limited-edition sneaker available in select stores in mid-October. At the Michael Jackson Diamond Celebration in Las Vegas in honor of Michael’s birthday, Paris and Prince Jackson kicked-off the auction for “Number One,” a-one-of-a-kind, ruby and diamond studded pair of shoes, to benefit The Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. Zanotti was at the event to present the shoe. The final bidding for “Number One” will take place as part of Julien’s Auctions Icons & Idols Auction, live at the Hard Rock Café in New York on November 9-10, 2018. Until then, fans can go HERE to place their bid.
“Number One” will be the only pair of the 2,000 limited-edition, numbered sneakers to shine with approximately 120 genuine black diamonds (108 karats) and approximately 55 rubies (18 karats). Expected to bring a minimum of $30,000-$50,000 at auction, the mid top sneaker is an exceptional piece that testifies to Giuseppe Zanotti’s longstanding admiration for the singer for whom he created several custom-made pieces. The other 1,999 “Giuseppe Tribute to Michael Jackson“ pairs will be available in select Giuseppe Zanotti stores and key department stores worldwide and on giuseppezanotti.com
Each exclusive sneaker will be numbered in sequence. The style will be available in three different colors: black, white, and silver; and will feature Swarovski crystals on the fasteners and Michael’s name engraved on the buckle.The word “Tribute” will shine bright in red Swarovski crystals on the right sole. The distinctive collaboration will be accompanied by its own unique packaging: black boxes and dust bags highlighted with Jackson’s initials