Michael Jackson: King of Pop & Fashion Icon

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As one of the most recognizable icons in music, pop culture and fashion, it’s impossible not to reflect on the influence of Michael Jackson.

The L.A. Times simply labeled Jackson as the King of Style: “Wearing one glove, Michael Jackson reached into the pop culture zeitgeist and influenced an entire generation, giving pieces as simple as military badges and a fedora an imprint that, for a time, was as powerful as his music.”

We can’t help but notice his influence in the fashion world, whether it be military jackets, sequined cropped jackets, white T’s and fedoras or the infamous white glove.

Nadja Swarovski, vice president of international communications for Swarovski, told Women’s Wear Daily that “As the King of Pop, it is only natural for him to be crowned in crystal.”

As a tribute to Jackson, we wanted to share some of our favorite photos showing is lasting impression on the fashion world.

Michael Jackson's Fashion Influence

Be sure to check out Balmain’s Fall 2009 Ready-to-Wear collection, obviously inspired by the King of Pop.

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