Jackson as much a fashion as music icon

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Amidst the stories surrounding #MichaelJackson even after his death, it cannot be disputed that the iconic singer made a major contribution to fashion. As was reported in WWD, it takes a certain kind of star to turn a single sequined glove into a cultural symbol.

In the 80s and 90s Jackson became as much a trendsetter for fashion as he was for music. There’s the red leather motorcycle jacket he rocked in the “Beat It” video; the white ankle socks, black fedora and black loafers he wore when he moonwalked, the military-style jacket and aviator sunglasses he toured in during the “Thriller” era; the white V-neck T-shirt that he always eventually stripped down to onstage, and finally, there was that glove, first worn during a performance of “Billie Jean” during a television special in 1983.


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