I probably write this a couple of days late but it's better later than never. As we all know, Michael Jackson the Great King of Pop has passed on and frankly, I've never been more disappointed in a great star's death... (till Johnny Depp passes away too)
Even though people might say that he's a paedophile, weirdo, plastic surgery fanatic or whatnot; one cannot deny the impact he has had on the entertainment industry. From his dance moves to his fashion; MJ has been an influential driving force to creating trends which are still embraced today.
"You are not alone"
Although some might argue that the hyped Balmain jacket was inspired from Sgt. Pepper (by the Beatles), it seems more evident that MJ was more of an inspiration for Christophe Decarnin (Balmain's designer). Indeed the military Sgt. Pepper details might stem from The Beatles but with the infusion of the exaggerated shoulders and slim fit; it seems true to MJ's style. Just look at the similarity!
Of course, that's not the only trend he created. Fedoras, one handed gloves, cropped pants and bomber jackets have popped up in celebs' wardrobes and on runways worldwide.
Hats off to you Michael for not only creating masterpieces transcending generations but for inspiring people everywhere with your one-of-a-kind style which truly, cannot be reincarnated. I'll never forget those weekends where Daddy dearest tried in vain to teach me the moonwalk or just grooving out to "Smooth Criminal" or "Thriller" (yes, I'm guilty!)