After a 12 year hiatus, Philip Treacy returned to the London Fashion Week catwalks on Sunday!
The milliner's Michael Jackson meets Africa-inspired S/S 2013 collection was modeled by an all-black cast of models outfitted in some of the King of Pop's costumes and all we can say is it was a Thriller!
Mr. Treacy said of his fascinating collection:
"It was based on Africa getting rich. A future Africa and they just happen to be wearing Michael Jackson’s clothes. Jackson was exceptional — his talent, the dancing, the image, and I was touched to be able to work with his clothes. They were at my studio for a month before the show, and they were really freaking me out. I’d lift up a box, and there’d be a sparkly glove.”
Speaking of sparkly gloves, that was hands down our favorite piece!
Besides the obvious tribute to Michael Jackson, Treacy also dedicated the show to his late friends Isabella Blow and Alexander McQueen, with a gospel choir which brought tears to those seated in the front row.
Wow. Bravo, Philip!
Check out more designs from the milliner's show (below)!
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Remember how Michael Jackson always kept his children hidden under masks?
Not surprisingly, the King of Pop's daughter Paris was just as confused by the strange attire as we are, but now that she's older she totally understands why.
In an interview with Oprah, Paris reveals:
"I was really confused. I didn't get why I was wearing a mask. But I understand it now – why my dad would want our faces to be covered. When we went out without him we wouldn't be recognized. We had a normal childhood" – including trips to the children's arcade and restaurant Chuck E. Cheese's. He told us that when he was younger he didn't really have a childhood. He would always be stuck in the studio singing while the kids were out playing. He wanted us to have that."
We always knew MJ missed out on his childhood, but there's something about hearing his daughter say it that makes it even more sad.
At least she understands and was able to go to Chuck E. Cheese and more importantly survived!
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TIME magazine has made a list of the top 100 most influential fashion icons since 1923, but it's who they left off the list that's really creating a buzz.
Noticeably missing from the list of designers, models, photographers, editors, muses, and stylists include Rachel Zoe, Tyra Banks, Roberto Cavalli, Oscar de la Renta, Carolina Herrera, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, Sarah Jessica Parker — and that's just off the top of our head!
Geez. TIME's selection committee is strict!
So who were the lucky 100 that made the cut? See for yourself AFTER THE JUMP!
Isn't American Idol spending enough already??
Seems like producers of the competition show are pulling out all the stops as they have now hired designer Tommy Hilfiger to be the show's "image consultant."
It was revealed to the contestants on Tuesday, where Tommy told sources:
Madonna rarely attends a big event without a pair of fingerless gloves and Joan Rivers thinks she knows why.
The Fashion Police queen
A bare-faced Ke$ha was amongst the many celebs who checked out the new Michael Jackson The Immortal show this weekend.
Sporting only bright red lips, the auto-tuned singer was spotted outside the Staples Center on Saturday night in sequin leggings, red velvet shoes, a studded leather jacket and a splatter paint shirt.
What do U think of Ke$ha's Saturday night style???
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Grauman's Chinese Theatre is planning a special hand and footprint ceremony for Michael Jackson this month.
On January 26th MJ's three kids, mom Katherine as well as other Jackson family members will be on hand to imprint the late singer's iconic jeweled glove and performance shoe into cement.
We're sure that will be a HUGE tourist attraction when it finally gets a permanent spot in Grauman's forecourt.
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