Kate Moss has been a fan of dance footwear brand Repetto's oh-so-wearable ballet pumps for years. But now there's a new footwear shape that's tickled her fancy and it so happens that it's named after the late, great Michael Jackson.
The Jackson Jazz shoe is a patent leather loafer inspired by Michael Jackson, and his distinctive stage style. Just as record sales of the singer's albums have skyrocketed since his death, so have sales of his namesake shoes. Repetto's Paris boutique has seen the Jackson fly off the shelves, mainly in black but also in the ivory colourway.
It seems like Michael Jackson may be gone but he is far from forgotten; MJ fashion references are likely to continue cropping up well into autumn/winter.
These are one hot piece of shoe action. Just don't expect to see La Moss moonwalking anytime soon.
By Pat McNulty
The Jackson's are currently sold out in the UK so call the Paris boutique on 33 1 44 71 83 00 to order your pair. Alternatively, if you can hang on until the autumn, Poste Mistress and Asos.com will both be stocking the style.