King of Pop: The Fashion Trendsetter

King of Pop: The Fashion Trendsetter
ESSENCE.COM Jun, 25, 2009

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At the premier of the “Karate Kid,” Jaden Smith pays homage to the King of Pop in a Thriller-esque red and black leather jacket.

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Tyra Banks sports a fedora in the spirit of MJ. MJ wore either a white or black fedora.

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Michael Jackson loved a bold shoulder jacket just like Rihanna’s cropped blazer.

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Queen Latifah rocks a signature MJ sequin cropped jacket.

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Beyonce rocks a yellow fedora that matches her killer heels.

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Ciara rocks royal blue jeans on a beautiful summer day. Michael Jackson started the colored Levis craze in the 80s with his red jeans that matched his red leather military jacket.

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Michelle Williams’ spectacular sequined jacket would make MJ proud.

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Janelle Monae’s style reflects a young Michael Jackson: the black tux, bowtie and white socks.

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Angela Simmons does her best MJ impression in a rocking band jacket.

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Kanye West takes in a fashion show dressed in a bold marching band jacket made famous by Michael Jackson.

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Little Jaden Smith carries MJ’s style into a new era.

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Gossip Girl’s Jessica Szohr rocks a “Smooth Criminal”-esque fedora.

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Rihanna rocks a shiny suit and bowtie to last year’s Met Gala. Both the shiny suit and bowtie trends were MJ staples.

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Beyonce rocks it out on stage in a MJ military-inspired top.

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Estelle adds some edge to her frock with a Michael Jackson single white glove.

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Ne-Yo’s love for performing and showmanship comes from his admiration of Michael Jackson.

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LaToya Jackson could pass for MJ’s twin in a black fedora and fitted military jacket.

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Chris Brown channels Michael Jackson in a rousing rendition of “Thriller” complete with the world famous red and black leather topper.

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Keri Hilson’s sequins dress and one glove detail has the King of Pop written all over it.

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Eva Marcille replicates Michael Jackson’s military look in a toned down khaki shade.

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Usher hasn’t only borrowed some of his dance moves from MJ, he’s also looked to the late icon for fashion guidance.

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Rihanna adds some feminine flair to her MJ inspired look featuring a studded tuxedo jacket, gloves and fedora.

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Michael Jackson loved rocking military jackets in opulent fabrics. Ciara takes a cue from MJ and dons a shinny marching band jacket on the red carpet.

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Justin Timberlake, performing with the legend in 2001, incorporates a MJ influenced black trilby hat to his on-stage attire.


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