Michael Jackson's last tour costume designs revealed; clothing range with Audigier update
A picture revealing the costume designs for what would have been Michael Jackson's final tour has been released. We already know that he had planned to wear Swarovski crystals for his This Is It tour. Additionally, his wardrobe was also set to feature reworked versions of some of Jackson's most iconic looks, including a surprise light show timed to music.
A few of the creations designers Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush had planned for Jackson included a fibre-optic red leather jacket (a nod to his famous Thriller jacket), a signature crystal glove and socks, updated military looks, jewelled belts and a brand new Billie Jean suit which holds 7.5 lbs. of Swarovski crystals and 60 lights.
Speaking of Jackson's last night of rehearsal designer, Bush added: "[He] was doing the moonwalk. Everything! He did the whole show full out at performance level. He was like, 'When are we going to London? Let's go. I'm ready.' Working with Michael for 25 years we had never seen his creativity at this level".
In the meantime, I wonder if we'll ever get to see the clothing line he was working on with Christian Audigier. At the launch of his new range of fine wines in London last night, Audigier said: "[It] was actually Michael's dream. What he wanted from me was the T-shirts and the hoodies and the caps. And it was very kind of royalist - kind of a mix of the real Michael Jackson and his alter-ego as the King of Pop."
A new report claims that Audigier is now moving his company into the Holmby Hills property where Jackson died. As of December, he plans to lease the seven-bedroom mansion from Ed Hardy CEO Hubert Guez, who owns the estate.