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I'm sure we've all heard of the untimely death of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson. I just wanted to make a little fashion tribute to him, focusing on his military jackets, especially since they have started to become a trend again.

Here's a mish-mash of images of Michael Jackson's military jackets from this MTV slideshow.
This is one of his famous jackets.

Look at the runway-inspired version in Balmain's Spring 2009 show. And pictures of Beyoncé wearing it.

Also, look at the arm wrappings on MJ's arm, which clearly inspired the looks for 2PM [a Korean pop boy band] through not only the similar arm wrappings / across-the-shoulder wrapping but also their military-inspired tops [especially the epaulettes].
I know the pictures of 2PM are really bad but I had to use screencaps from YouTube videos of their live performances because I couldn't find any stills. Sorry =( Also, in their first picture, I circled what I was trying to emphasize.Korean singer, Baek Ji Young, wore an inspired jacket during a performance on KBS Music Bank on June 26th.

I'm trying to find a more affordable jacket [compared to the $11,410 Balmain] -- will share when I finally find it. I had been wanting one really badly before I realized the MJ influence. Ironically, very similar to my new marching uniform.
Picture taken by Grace Suarez. I'm not actually in this picture but I love all the people that are!

These are some extra pictures that I liked [basically, I have the entire MTV slideshow on the blog lol]. The third picture where MJ's wearing tons of studded items is for Elaine, because I know she loves them.

No one can quite wear sequins and sparkle like MJ can. Rest in peace.

Sigh, it is 4AM and I have my senior pictures in approximately 6 hours. Staying up this late can't be good for those. Panda eyes, here I come!

Images from mtv.com, mystyle.net, net-a-porter.com, trendhunter.com, nymag.com.


Eugene Sarang said...

ahaha when I read "2PM" I was like, Jane posted this didn't she :P ugh, I have this military style jacket in my closet that I didn't know I owned til two weeks ago, and now it's too hot to wear! ): also like this jacket from Le Blog De Betty from last fall -- http://www.leblogdebetty.com/2008/08/26/god-save-topshop/

Eugene Sarang said...

Oh, and also this guy in France found a vintage forreal marching jacket and turned it into his own -- http://www.nast-magazine.fr/2009/04/06/hand-made/ -- I approve.

Eugene Sarang said...

OK I don't mean to keep spamming you, but I was on nibsblog and I found this image and couldn't not share this w/ you -- http://nibsblog.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/2leleacquarone-opt.jpg?w=500&h=684

vicki! said...

top was wearing a jacket like this in the gara gara go videooo!

Jane said...

Yeah, I saw. GD also wore one earlier for filming a CF or something.