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The King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson Hardcover – Nov 6 2012


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  • Hardcover: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Insight Editions (Nov. 6 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1608871517
  • ISBN-13: 978-1608871513
  • Product Dimensions: 32.5 x 23.9 x 2.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 1.7 Kg
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #227,022 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By MaryMJ on May 13 2013
Format: Hardcover
This is a one of a kind book on Michael Jackson's costumes, apparel and accessories written with warmth, humour and great knowledge. It reminds everyone of all the great and good things associated with Michael, his deep creativity and passion for all life, as well as his larger than life visionary style. Beautifully photographed close ups of many iconic outfits and jackets, the opulent styles and rich colours shine through every page. It conveys the magic and mystery of Michael's image created by his loyal costume designers Michael Lee Bush and Dennis Tompkins over a 25 year period, explaining in great detail how ideas were brought to fruition and the deep thought processes of these three genius men. Michael was able to trust them implicitly to bring into being his most expressive and sometimes outrageous ideas! Bush, as Michael always called him comments that MJ thought "so far outside of the box, you'd need a plane ticket to fly back into it!"

This will appeal to all MJ fans and those passionate about costume construction. I use it as a wonderful reference book to inspire my own customised jackets and am constantly amazed at the diversity found here. Michael loved to keep people guessing as it meant they were paying attention… through his stunning stage performances, and his costumes reflect this too. His kingly regalia is described as Liberace Gone to War which is a fantastic image in itself! The one off pieces such as the Dinner Jacket are delightfully explained: Michael presented them with riddles to solve and this one was in the form of late night phone calls asking what every person in the world could identify with! They then had the seemingly impossible task of finding ways to attach cutlery to the jacket.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By lovemj on April 26 2013
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This book is so interesting. The way the clothes were made is amazing. Every detail
from the stitching to the fabric to the jewels to the inspiration of the style is discussed.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dr. Karen Moriarty on March 30 2013
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As the author of "Defending A King ~ His Life & Legacy" about the incomparable Michael Jackson, I was not impartial when I read this book. I thought that I would thoroughly enjoy it. However, it was better than I thought it would be. This book provides a great overview of the glamour, creativity, charisma, and uniqueness of Michael Jackson the King of Pop. I recommend it for anyone who admires Michael and anyone who is interested in fashion, especially in the entertainment industry. This is an ideal book for your cocktail table or the bedside table in a guest room. Thank you, Michael Bush.
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The package arrived on time and was brand new as requested. This is the best way to see how the designers who worked with Michael throughout the years on some of his amazing look outfits. The pictures are great and detailed. I'm very pleased with this product!
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By helene langelier on Jan. 3 2014
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Very original...I have learn a lot about the beautyfull man!!! love you MJ...Such a great artist.Miss you so!Rest in peace!
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