Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Michael Jackson and his fashion legacy...

Yesterday I was doing my daily blog scan and of course, there was an assortment of entries written in dedication to Michael and his life. Although the last decade or so of it was spent being called awful names in the media, it seems as though people have come to realize the magnitude of his influence and genius. It's pretty safe to say that Michael has in some way shape or form been a part of our lives growing up. Every time you're on a dance floor, the ultimate cool points go to the kid that can moon walk. Free Willy? Smooth Criminal? Jam?? You cannot deny it! There are even indie artists giving their two cents on how they've been influenced. Check out stereogum.com for a great article about that...

I also came across a great article on newyorkmagazine.com that portrayed MJ as a style icon. I clicked through the pictures...and couldn't help but see SO much of today's fashion in everything Michael hit the stage in. He originated the metallic, the military jacket, the wayferer, the aviator, biker gloves, and the fedora, just to name a few. Next thing we knew, the runway was drowning in it. (Most notably - Balmain, YSL, & Cavalli). Designers have an affinity for creating something timeless and celebrities, aim to emulate the same. Who better than to use Michael Jackson as an inspiration? Whether or not it was intentional...fashion has taken direction from MJ...and I am genuinely and pleasantly surprised at the comparisons I've found...

So, this month's Stylecon: Michael Jackson







Michael interpreted in fashion today (click to enlarge - collage pics from various online sources):




It really is hard to deny. You have to have been living under a rock to not see Michael in fashion today.
Here's to you Michael! Thank you for everything you were...

3 comments:

kimjong said...

the young michael dress with the afro is incredible.

systemreceiver said...

I cannot believe you made a post about this....GTFO Jules. lol

julia r said...

don't hate kal. fashion is my lyyyfe.