vh1.com has this to say about Michael’s inimitable style, and also gives you the chance to vote for your favourite look.
Thirty years ago at the age of 24 Michael became the King of Pop with the release of ‘Thriller.’ It’s the album that produced hits like ‘Beat It’ and ‘Billie Jean’ and ‘PYT (Pretty Young Thing),’ plaques on plaques on plaques and that jacket. You know the one — that jacket that he wore in the seminal ‘Thriller’ video, the one cut from candy apple red and black leather and with angular and alien-like shoulder plates. That jacket has since been sold on auction for a cool $1.8 million dollars to a Texan gold trader who called it, “the greatest piece of rock and roll memorabilia in history.”
We wouldn’t dare disagree, especially on this day, but we must ask also: what of those ankle-cut jeans? Those patent leather shoes? The shades? Michaels’s ‘Thriller’ sartorial is much more expansive than that one jacket, and so to celebrate thirty years, we thought we would break down some of our favourite looks that he rocked during that time.
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