I think Treacy's show was amazing! Absolutely love the way he used the hats to match with these costumes.
Michael has been one of the biggest fashion icons for me and it's only logical that other people recognize the same thing in him. Someone like Philip Treacy has no reason to disrespect MJ by making these designs. He's a name on it's own in the fashion industry already. And for everyone who thinks they look awful and weird, it's not necessary to be normal. Michael wasn't either and that's why this is such a great combination.
P.S. I don't believe that they've used the exact same costumes Michael owned as they don't look like that. Must have been replica's.
But they are not the exact same outfits he actually wore, right? Or are they? The only item where it says he wore it is the hat. That's what I mean with replica's. I can't imagine them using the exact same costumes for this fashion show as he wore at concerts and stuff.These are the MJ outfits owned by Michael Bush, which he is selling through Julien's auctions in November. Mr Julien was at the Treacy event. The same costumes have now gone to Japan to be put on display before the auction ...you can see them in the photograph on the MJ exhibition in Tokyo' thread, here:
Jazzebel;3711576 said:But they are not the exact same outfits he actually wore, right? Or are they? The only item where it says he wore it is the hat. That's what I mean with replica's. I can't imagine them using the exact same costumes for this fashion show as he wore at concerts and stuff.
There have been so much exhibitions and auctions for his outfits that I wonder which are Michael's and which are not tho'.
Kind of a confusing thing. Hmmm.
myosotis said:As the article in the first post for this thread says:
The show, prepared in the utmost secrecy for Sunday night, is to be considered a prelude to the sale of the Tompkins and Bush collection, scheduled by Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, California, on Dec. 2.
If these really are originals than I think that shows no respect to Michael at all. Seriously, who would let these people wear the original clothes? It even sounds weird.
I guess anyone can have / where Michael's personal items. The Auction is bad enough to be honest.
Has this ever been done to/for another icon?
I don't see this as a tribute, it seems people are using this to get some attention for themselves.
The designer of the hats tries to make it seem like a tribute but it seems to be lost on the general public.
I can't believe the guys who designed these things for Michael could have so little respect for his clothes.
Replica's would be nice, but originals? I'm not even gonna start on Gaga, I was disturbed by that picture when I saw it, but knowing that is his jacket? Unbelievable...
I guess nothing is off limits anymore. Any way we can make money, right?
Edit: It seems most people elsewhere see this just as a tribute. Are we too sensitive?Or is it just not known that these were actually his clothes?
The fashion industry has always been very positive and respectful towards MJ and probably understands him better than the general public. A lot of designers have claimed MJ to be a part of their inspiration sources, paid tribute in some way or just spoke nicely of him. At least that's what I noticed while working in that fashion industry myself. I think fashion journalists, bloggers and all those are totally not to be generalized together with the usual media that we fans know so well about. That really isn't one and the same thing. Fashion has a world on it's own....
I think that Bush and Julien may have expected some kind of adverse feedback from the fans, or this show would not have been such a big secret. Many fashion shows are quite well advertised before they take place...I understand this show was not open to the general public (only to fashion journalists and the like...and we all know how kind journalists have in general been to MJ in the past ), but why all the secrecy?
The head pieces completely took away from the outfits to me, made them look SILLY. Instead of showing how creative MJ style was they made it look like a circus show or something IMO with those ugly ridiculous hats a look that only Gaga would wear. What a shame some where actually really MJ originals on some whatever models. SMH
The crowed roared, the lights came up, and out strode Alec Wek in the iconic gilded military coat. Pounding before our eyes, on a cast of entirely black models, were the best iteration of the King of Pop’s wardrobe staples: The diamond glove, the red leather motorcycle jacket, gold leather trousers and a red letter M varsity jacket–it was all there.
Celebrities and editors jived in their seats to Billie Jean, stopping only to gasp at the hats before us. If they can be called hats–sculptures, toys, light installations, seem more apt descriptions but needless to say, each one was more breathtakingly incredible than the last.
There was a yellow plastic smiley face. Mohawks, masks, feathered crowns with a four-foot wing span. A diamond encrusted hand worn on the head, some glittering Mickey Mouse ears, and an intricate sailboat at full mast, completely to scale. A full carnival in miniature, complete with spinning carousel and a working ferris wheel. Then came the light show–a spinning wheel with flashing lights whipping round the model’s head. And then finally a full, lit-up LED cage that covered the whole body, from the top of the head to the ankles, and the cloud burst into applause. As the model spun and flashed all the way to end of the runway, a Gospel Choir came out and burst into a rousing rendition of ‘Will You be There.’
All the while Lady Gaga was sitting on the floor between aisles of the front row. As she hadn’t sung and it wasn’t announced that she would be at the show, lots of the people sitting around her had no idea a star was in their midst. But she stayed still, uncharacteristically out of the limelight, until the show finished and Philip had taken his bow. About half the crowd flooded backstage to congratulate him on his historic show. The rest of us sat in our seats, completely awestruck and overwhelmed by what we had just witnessed. This will also go down in history as the worst time for anyone’s iPhone to die, ever. I blame you, iPhone 5.
:cheeky:When people leave my show, I don't mind if they say they did not like the show; but what I never want them to say is: "There was no show."
So, Tracy was inspired by Michael in the creation of those head pieces?
We'll see how much those clothes are sold for since their original value have declined after the models wore them, but also since they're Michael's, people might pay huge amounts for them. We'll see.
I just wished Bush didn't lend Michael's clothes. Did he get paid for it?
bluesky;3716680 said:Meanwhile, 27 black models—a controversial choice provoking much "oohing" and "aahing" in the English press—were booked, and each girl being fitted remarked at how the slender Mr. Jackson's clothes festooned with military buckles, brass buttons and toy soldier epaulets exactly followed their etiolated figures. Several burst into tears, overcome by emotion as they slipped into their outfits, which are destined to be auctioned off in December.
For some reason I don't think those are really the originals
I read somewhere that more than 1 copy was made. Hopefully it's true. I forgot the article link where I found it.
and didn't he give his Thriller varsity jacket away to a sick boy?
Apart from it being so wrong to use Michael's clothes this way - those hats are mostly ridiculous. Can't see any of us wearing anything like that - ever. How the audience didn't laugh I will never know. If this is high fashion they can keep it.