Philip Treacy reinterprets Jackson's stage wardrobe
The British milliner's London Fashion Week show pairs Michael's wardrobe with his own astounding creations
Philip Treacy's London Fashion Week show at the Royal Courts of Justice last night may have begun with a slightly memorial air, given the milliner's decision to dedicate the event to Michael Jackson as well the designer's late friends Isabella Blow and Alexander McQueen, but any sombre notes soon turned to celebration as Treacy's creations came into view. The show, sponsored by Swarovski and staged in collaboration with Michael Jackson's costume designers Michael Bush and Dennis Tompkins, saw each of Treacy's hats paired with one of Jacko's outfits.
A huge smiley face topped off the singer's Thriller jacket, while other models sported sequinned gloves, oversized bunny ears and miniature ferris wheel, as well as more sculptural pieces. Lady Gaga, wearing a floral Treacy creation, opened the show with a short speech, describing Philip as "the world's greatest milliner"; the designer himself later called the show the "most exciting" he had ever done.
Though the costumes featured are to be sold on December 2, by Juliens Auctions in Beverly Hills, memories of the night will certainly live on in the hearts and minds of fashion lovers for years to come. Didn't make the show? Not to worry; you can pre-order our forthcoming Treacy book here.