On Michael Jackson's birthday, we light up to Billie Jean, leaf through his photo album and recall the main fashion lessons of the king of pop music, which were collected by the artist's costume designer Michael Bush in his book The King Of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson. There was a place for leather total-looks, biker uniforms, and royal red. The book was published in 2012, but it could pass for a guide to fall-winter 2017-2018 trends - the mood of the season is dictated by nostalgia for the 80s.
The world again missed all sorts of benefits of a well-fed decade: then everyone just said that they shot a furry animal about videos, laser disks, faxes and printers, drank champagne, loved break dance and, of course, danced to Michael Jackson in black leather and red jersey with padded shoulders. Michael himself at this time revisited "The Great Gatsby" with Clark Gable - the style of the artist was formed precisely under the influence of Hollywood in the 1940s. But not only. His collection of vintage high-crowned fedora refers to the gangster 1920s, while his altered coats with epaulettes, strewn with glitter and embroidered with twisted thread, refer to the Napoleonic era.