From today, 5 October, the Getty Gallery at Westfield Stratford City is playing host to “The Collection of Tompkins and Bush: Michael Jackson Wardrobe”.
For many years Michael Bush and Dennis Tompkins designed costumes for Jackson’s music videos and tours, and this exhibition features dozens of items worn by the ‘King of Pop’. Some of the fascinating items that you’ll be able to see include:
- Jackson’s signature right-handed crystal glove
- the outfit worn by Jackson for the ‘Scream’ video
- a slick suit from the ‘Smooth Criminal’ pop video
- the illuminated helmet worn by Jackson at the 30th Anniversary of the Madison Square Garden Show
Myf Ryan, General Manager of Marketing at Westfield Stratford City said:
“It is an honour to be the exclusive UK hosts for such a unique exhibition. We look forward to welcoming visitors and fans to get up close and personal with music and fashion history”
Many of the pieces on show at the exhibition feature in an illustrated book published by Michael Bush this time last year, ‘The King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson“.