Much of our formative fashion inspiration came from the King of Pop – hey, we were rocking the white socks and half-mast trouser look before we even knew who he was – so we’re very excited that many of his costumes will be on show at Westfield Stratford City next month.
The centre has been announced as the exclusive UK host of ‘The Collection of Tompkins and Bush: Michael Jackson Wardrobe’, showing the singer’s clothes made by costume designers Michael Bush and Dennis Tompkins.
The exhibition will be held in The Getty Gallery on The Street from Friday 5th October until 4th November. Tickets are £10 but we reckon it’ll be worth it. For one, they’ve got the full outfit Jackson wore in the Scream video, here.
You might recognise this jacket from the Dangerous tour in 1992 and 1993; he wore it to sing Beat It, the video for which wrongly convinced us that running around a carpark singing in some other kid’s faces would totally get us street cred.
You probably won’t recognise this jacket, mind. Tompkins and Bush made it for Jackson’s ‘personal use’. Of course, we also have our designers run up satin military jackets for lounging about the house in, too.
If you can’t get enough – and you know Michael would have advised you ‘don’t stop till you get enough’ (sorry) – an illustrated book by Michael Bush called The King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson launches late October this year.
If you’ve a few spare millions, the costumes will be sold off at Julien’s Auctions on 2nd December.
Until then, the exhibition is open from 5th October at The Getty Gallery in Westfield seven days a week, from 10am – 9pm, Monday to Friday, 9am – 9pm Saturdays and 12pm – 6pm on Sundays. Tickets can be purchased from Ticket Master from 30th September.