These chapter pages will be dedicated to the legendary style of a musical genius who made white socks, beaded gloves and zipper jackets cool to wear! From childhood to adult, Michael’s daring choices in clothing helped to change the fashion world forever!! We will see how his influences have shaped fashion even today from many great designers and entertainers!
Michael Jackson: Style Icon
The Look: Military Jackets
Atten-shun! Jackson led the fashion troops in his custom-made, braid and button-bedecked military jackets. Forward march a couple of decades and the Parisian catwalk is crowded with similar strong-shouldered looks. Rihanna picked up a very M.J. denim piece from Balmain—a brand the King of Pop himself grew to favor.
The Look: A Glove
It all started with a single glove. Whether he was inspired by Broadway flash or his beloved Mickey Mouse, Jackson’s signature crystal-studded accessory became the cornerstone of his concert wardrobe. These days, Queen of Pop Beyonce steals the spotlight with a futuristic metal design from Lorraine Schwartz.
The Look: A Fedora
When it came to his topper, Jackson skipped the sequins and chose a classic black fedora. Style doyenne Sienna Miller tips her cap today, adding a simple chapeau to her more inventive red-carpet looks.
The Look: A High-Shine Suit
Leave it to M.J. to keep a suit from looking buttoned up. For his Billie Jean video, Jackson danced the sidewalks in a head-to-toe patent design so hip it made a bowtie look cutting-edge. These days, Victoria Beckham highlights her own moves with skintight separates with lots of shine.
The Look: Colored Denim
Fergie might consider herself a style setter for 3008 (as opposed to “2000 and late” to quote the Black Eyed Peas’ latest single), but Jackson wore his red skinnies way back during his 1981 Victory Tour. The bright trousers (not to mention his matching leather jacket) kept all eyes riveted on his famous onstage footwork—perhaps The Dutchess will follow suit on her current tour.