Converse taps 11 celebrities for charitable line
In an effort to raise awareness for ocean conservation, Converse has tapped twelve celebrities and artists to create one-of-a-kind sneakers. Sir Richard Branson, actors Patrick Dempsey and Leo Fitzpatrick, The Kills front woman Alison Mosshart, and Incubus member Jose Pasillas all tried their hand at designing for this collection.
“All these influential people coming together to create their own signature Chucks just underscores how vital it is for us to bring together people from all types of communities to stand up for ocean conservation efforts,” said head of the auction, Colette Young.
World-renowned artist Domingo Zapata, Emilio Perez, Uri Dotan, and Andre Saraiva will also be creating custom work for this special initiative. The Converse Collaboration was initiated by supermodel Jessica Stam and philanthropist Gabriel Schillinger.
This isn’t the first time Converse has brought in high-profile public figures for collaborative work. Most notably, Converse has paired with both Missoni and Commes des Garcons for ongoing collections. Debbie Harry, artist Damien Hirst, architect Oscar Niemeyer, and Maison Martin Margiela have all created custom pieces for the footwear brand in the past.
All pieces from the collection are being auctioned off via an online auction house. Customers can bid for the sneakers as well as several other big-ticket items until December 3rd.
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