Giuseppe Zanotti’s Tribute to the King of Pop

Prepare to be amazed by Giuseppe Zanotti’s Tribute to King of Pop Michael Jackson to Mark the Singer’s Diamond Celebration. 

Pop legend Michael Jackson’s Diamond Celebration has been marked in a very special way: “Giuseppe Tribute to Michael Jackson” is a stunning design by Giuseppe Zanotti. There is a very special pair “Number One” made with gemstones that will be auctioned to raise funds for the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation. But there are another 1,999 of this special item embellished with crystals from Swarovski for fans to buy—if we’re quick…

On August 29, the Michael Jackson Estate and Giuseppe Zanotti announced a very special partnership: the creation of the “Giuseppe Tribute to Michael Jackson.” Their tribute takes the form of limited edition sneakers, available from mid-October in selected Giuseppe Zanotti shops, key stores worldwide, and online at giuseppezanotti.com. But there’s an additional, very special pair…

At the Michael Jackson Diamond Celebration on August 29, the late star’s children Paris and Prince Jackson officially opened the auction of “Number One.” This is an exclusive and totally unique pair of sneakers studded with black diamonds and rubies, presented at the event by Giuseppe Zanotti himself. The hammer will fall on the final offer at Julien’s Auctions Icons & Idols Auction, live at New York’s Hard Rock Café between November 9–10, 2018. Up until then, anyone can place a bid on the official website, with revenues donated to the Elizabeth Taylor AIDS Foundation.

“Number One” is the only pair out of the 2,000 that have been made which sparkles with 120 black diamonds (120 carats in total) and 56 rubies (18 carats in total). It’s an exceptional piece that attests to Giuseppe Zanotti’s affection and admiration for the singer, for whom he had made several custom pieces in the past.

Giuseppe Zanotti’s Tribute to Michael Jackson

But the artist’s many fans won’t be disappointed: the remaining 1,999 pairs of “Giuseppe Tribute to Michael Jackson” sneakers will be available from mid-October in three variants: black, white and silver, embellished with black and silver Swarovski crystals on the side and on the clasps, with Swarovski crystals also applied to the shimmering “Tribute” writing on the side of the sole. To emphasize the shoe’s exclusivity, each model is numbered and carries the Michael Jackson signature on the buckle. It comes distinctively packaged in a black box and dust bag bearing the initials of the King of Pop MJ. An exceptional salute to a legend.