Julien’s Auctions, the premier celebrity and entertainment memorabilia auction house and the Museo de la Moda located in Santiago, Chile, will exhibit some of the world’s most iconic costumes designed by Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush. The exhibit opens May 18, 2012. These never-before-seen items since they were used by Michael will tour multiple continents including South America, Europe and Asia before being sold by Julien’s Auctions on December 2nd in their Beverly Hills, California gallery. The exhibit includes the designs created by Michael’s long time costume designers Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush. The exhibit includes items which are also featured in the highly anticipated illustrated book by Michael Bush, ‘Dressing Michael Jackson: Behind the Seams of a Fashion Icon,’ which will be published by Insight Editions and available October 16, 2012. Guests at the exhibition will have the opportunity to pre-order the limited edition fashion design book, prior to its initial printing. The book is the first art-driven book about the costumes, apparel, shoes and accessories worn by Michael, including hundreds of lavish photographs and a behind-the-scenes look into the collaboration between him and the long-time designers. The book highlights Michael’s love of fashion and huge impact on popular culture.
Highlights will include a 30th Anniversary of Madison Square Gardens show signed prototype helmet which was wired to illuminate a row of battery powered lights below the visor. The helmet is signed in black marker to designer Michael Bush and states “To Bush Love Michael Jackson,” and Michael’s ‘Scream’ video costume which includes a pair of black spandex pants with matching long sleeve shirt and mesh tuck strap. Each costume piece is marked on the interior in gold marker “2/2” or “2/2 M.J.J,” indicating that two costumes were created for Michael’s famous video shoot. Michael’s ‘Captain EO’ white spandex shirt featuring ribbed neck, zip closure and a rainbow motif is also included as well as the King of Pop’s Awards Ceremony jacket which is a black wool jacket embellished with red armband, gold tone metal floral buttons, metallic embroidered crown patch at chest and buckled leather straps at right shoulder. Michael wore this jacket when he attended the 3rd annual Soul Train Awards in 1989 where he was honored with the Sammy Davis, Jr. Heritage Award, the Heritage Award for Career Achievement and awards for his single and video for ‘Man in the Mirror.’