King of Style
Michael Jackson: the King of Pop, but for his fans and many critics alike, he was also the King of Style. Michael’s very particular sense of style was clear right from the start of his career, setting him apart from his peers and cementing him as a fashion leader not a follower. Throughout his career he popularized many fashion items, making them synonymous with his look and style. August 29th will mark what would’ve been Jackson’s 56th birthday and as a tribute to his iconic style we have compiled his 10 Ultimate Fashion Trademarks, and included some fun, interesting facts about each one. So don your trilby hat and penny Ferragamo loafers and “shamone” into Michael Jackson’s wardrobe!
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Do You Remember The Time…
At the Motown 25 event in 1983, Michael performed his hit ‘Billie Jean’. During the performance Jackson debuted perhaps his most famous move, the moonwalk, whilst wearing his now legendary single, white rhinestone glove combined with is all time favourite signet ring. The performance was a roaring success, making the song and the look instantly legendary.
Did you know? During the performance Michael threw his spangled black jacket to a fan in the audience, however someone stole the leather jacket from them. Seeing what had happened, Michael asked his bodyguards to retrieve the jacket and later returned it to the lucky fan backstage – what a guy!
Slave to the Rhythm
The 2014 Billboard Awards briefly brought the magic of Michael back to life. With an incredible hologram performance of ‘Slave to the Rhythm’ from his posthumous album, Xscape. Fans could once again enjoy an incredible performance to rival those the King of Pop was famous for. In case you missed the performance or, like us, just want to watch it again, check out the video here:
With hologram performances becoming more and more popular we can surely hope to see more of the King of Pop once again. Between that, his incredible back catalogue, and newly released material, the spirit of MJ lives on. Fans, young and old, continue to celebrate his talent and support his legacy, keeping him firmly on the pop throne as the King, forever.
So, in the spirit of the King of Pop, Shake Your Body (Down to the Ground) and Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough with this ultimate Michael Jackson playlist!
Which Michael Jackson fashion trademark is your favorite? Tweet us using the hashtag #KingofStyle
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