Starting November 5th, colette will offer an exclusive Chuck Taylor All Star shoe designed by British artist Damien Hirst for Converse (PRODUCT)RED. Drawing from his “All You Need is Love” painting, sold at auction in 2007 for RED, the shoes are featured in red with blue and yellow butterflies throughout. Limited to 400 pairs worldwide.
In the meantime, Other Criteria, the publishing company headed up by Damien Hirst and Hugh Allan will be hosted at colette. Other Criteria at colette will display Damien Hirst’s previously unseen new print, titled Big Love, a diamond dusted blood red colored heart with his signature butterflies (check it out at Curated) alongside a selection of quintessential Other Criteria releases.
UPDATE: Full availability details for the sneaker (December 1st in the US) can be seen after the click. We’ve also added further images.
“The Damien Hirst for Converse (PRODUCT)RED Chuck Taylor All Star shoe will be available on November 5, 2010 at the following UK and European retailers: Dover Street Market, London; and A Cut Above, Antwerp; Colette, Paris; Limited Editions, Barcelona; Precinct 5, Amsterdam; Slam Jam, Italy; and Wood Wood, Berlin.
On World AIDS Day – December 1, 2010 the shoe will be available at the following US retailers: Aloha Rag, New York City and Honolulu; Blends, Costa Mesa; Bodega, Boston; Canvas, Malibu; Kicks Hawaii, Honolulu; UNDFTD, Los Angeles; St. Alfred, Chicago; Converse Boston and New York City stores; and online at www.converse.com.”