The King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson

The King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson


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The King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson is a fascinating look at the intersection of music and fashion, as well as an homage to Michael Jackson’s brilliant fusing of costume, personality, and performance to create his iconic image.

Through his music, dance, and fashion, Michael Jackson created a mystique that was unique to him and recognized as such throughout the world. For five decades he mesmerized audiences—and for twenty-five of those years Michael Bush was there as Jackson’s designer, stylist, and friend, accompanying the King of Pop on his journey to becoming the King of Style. While paying homage to the original Billie Jean, Beat It, and Thriller looks that put Jackson on the fashion map, The King of Style also traces their evolution over several decades. Jackson’s penchant for the military silhouette is explored in detail, along with the trade secrets behind the sequined glove and the fencing uniform that he, Michael Bush, and Dennis Tompkins reinvented to make stage magic. It was Bush who dressed Jackson for the final time, before he was buried. Dozens of garments were left unfinished by his shocking death. The legacy of Michael Jackson lives on. An artist like none other, he transformed everything he touched—from the fabric of his clothes to his legions of fans around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608871513
Publisher: Insight Editions
Publication date: 11/06/2012
Pages: 216
Sales rank: 591,033
Product dimensions: 9.68(w) x 12.82(h) x 0.95(d)

About the Author

Michael Bush worked personally with Michael Jackson for 25 years to create some of the most original and indelible clothing ever worn by a musical performer. Using his professional background in theatrical costume construction and dance, they created thousands of custom artistic pieces that captured the essence of a one-of-a-kind pop star. He lives in Hollywood, CA.

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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A wonderful,and exceptionally well written book that gives an insight into the amazing times shared with Michael Jackson by his personal dresser/ designer and friend for over 25 years, The stories told and memories shared are both endearing and heartwarming. Through every turn of the page and every beautiful photograph we learn more about Michael's Sensitivity, Genius, and Expectations. A Beautiful book, a Beautiful Journey and a Beautiful Tribute. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is absolutely amazing..I real treasure..conceived by MJ and Michael Lee Bush and Dennis Tompkins..when MJ was still with's really amazing to read  the story behind every single costume..I felt so much close to MJ when I read every single article..and the photos are superb..thank God we have this incredible opportunity to see and read this from one of  the most talented man MJ had by his side..he was a king and all the clothing made him justice..he looked stunning with every single jacket, pant, shirt..they have made history..and fashion changed for we have the chance to experience this amazing journey..thank you soo much for sharing . This is really a treasure..a wonderful book written with love and respect..
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this excellent and beautiful book. The stories are heart warming and endearing and the pictures sharp and pristine. Mr. Bush has reached into his life and his heart and generously shared private personal moments and experiences about his dear friend Michael Jackson with humor, sensitivity and love. This book is a caring beautiful gift to the world about MJJ's kind, innovative and sensitive genius. In this book are heartfelt, funny and personal moments as well as incredible information about the genius of branding the most famous person in the world and the creating of the celebrity fashion that set the bar for the entire world. The artistry and love for both Michael Bush's dear friends Jackson and Dennis Tompkins are very apparent in the final product The King of Style which honors both beautifully.
pitt03 More than 1 year ago
This book is worth EVERY DIME! Even if you are a TRUE MJ fan; I really do not think that you knew about all the work his designers put into this man's wardore and the mastermind behind it all. And I quote..... "Michael's creativity transcended anything Dennis and I thought could be perceived in reality".
hs7529 More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent book with exceptional photographs. The author takes you on a journey into another aspect of Michael Jackson's amazing creativity and how the clothes designers help to bring you the Magic of Micheal that is seen on stage. It is refreshing to read a book written by someone that worked and personally knew Michael.
jtj0203 More than 1 year ago
great book, speedy service and delivery