Friday, January 8, 2010

Michael Jackson's iconic looks

Micahel Jackson, the style icon was famous for his flamboyant dresses and hair styles. A look at the magical makeover of the child superstar into a world-wide phenomenon worshipped by the world...

Ruffled ways : Young Michael had bursted on the music scene at the age of 11 joining 'Jackson 5'. (AGENCIES)
Teen trendsetter : By the time Michael was in his late teens, he was an international heartthrob and about to embark on one of the most successful solo music careers in history.

The right style : Wanna be startin' somethin'?, Michael Jackson performs in a concert in 1981. His sequined shirts soon became a craze among his fans. (AGENCIES)
Suited up : From the moment Michael Jackson danced across the lighted floor in the 1983 video for 'Billie Jean', legions of teenagers wanted his slick leather suit, formal shirt and a tie.  (REUTERS)
Glove mania : Setting off a massive trend, Maichael Jackson wore just one bedazzled glove to the 1984 Grammys along with a sequined military jacket. Not only did he get fashionistas buzzing, he also picked up a record-breaking eight awards that night. (AGENCIES)
Must -have jacket : For Michael's 1982 teen gang video "Beat It," the singer picked a casually cool outfit that would inspire millions to wear zipper-accented red leather jackets in a decade-defining look for the '80s. Everyone wanted to don this red leather jacket.
Bad move : The singer went for a distinctly edgier style for his 'Bad' album in 1987, adding heavy eye-liner to a buckled leather jacket and skintight jeans. Not to miss are his golden crotch gear! (REUTERS)
Moonwalking moment : Debuting the moonwalk live at the Motown 25th Anniversary celebration in 1983, the dancing star wore his signature cropped pants – designed to show off his intricate footwork to its fullest – with sparkling socks, shirt and his omnipresent penny loafers.  (REUTERS)
Armbands : By late 80's the singer had undergone major physical transformation and introduced one his trademark accessories - the armband. (REUTERS)
Dangerously stylish : Jackson hearkened back to an earlier era for his '20s-inspired video for "Smooth Criminal". Fans were blown away by his sharp tailoring and matching fedora!  (REUTERS)
Michael magic : In the past several months, Jackson began stepping out in fashionista-favorite womenswear labels, including Balmain and this Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci studded T-shirt and blazer.


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