MICHAEL JACKSON - THE EXCLUSIVE EUROPEAN PREVIEW With Special Guest - Costume Designer, Michael Bush at The Museum of Style Icons at the Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre Newbridge, County Kildare, Ireland Tuesday, July 3rd - Sunday, July 29th ENTRY IS FREE
Since its official opening in 2007, the Newbridge Silverware Museum of Style Icons has forged an ongoing relationship with the premier auction house in the world of entertainment . Juliens Auctions. Accordingly the Museum of Style Icons has been the exclusive European Showcase for many of the most notable auctions in the Entertainment Industry and none more so than the Collection of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson
In March 2009, the attention of the world`s media was focused on the Museum of Style Icons as it held the World Exclusive Preview of the Collection of Michael Jackson which featured an array of treasures from Michael Jackson's Neverland Ranch.
Now, continuing this association, Juliens Auctions are bringing the worldwide Tour of "Icons and Idols", featuring the fashions of the Kings of Pop, to the Museum of Style Icons. The Museum will be the Exclusive European Showcase for this collection.
These never-before-seen items, since they were used by Michael Jackson. will tour multiple continents including South America, Asia before being sold by Julien's Auctions on December 2nd in their Beverly Hills, California gallery.
The exhibit includes the designs created by Michael Jackson's long time costume designers Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush. Many of the items will also featured in the highly anticipated illustrated book by Michael Bush, Dressing Michael Jackson: Behind the Seams of a Fashion Icon,. which will be published by Insight Editions and available October 16, 2012. The book is the first art-driven book about the costumes, apparel, shoes and accessories worn by Michael Jackson including hundreds of lavish photographs and a behind-the-scenes look into the collaboration between him and the long-time designers. The book highlights Michael Jackson's love of fashion and huge impact on popular culture.
Highlights will include a 30th Anniversary of Madison Square Gardens show signed prototype helmet which was wired to illuminate a row of battery powered lights below the visor. The helmet is signed in black marker to designer Michael Bush and states "To Bush Love Michael Jackson", and Jackson's Scream video costume which includes a pair of black spandex pants with matching long sleeve shirt and mesh tuck strap. Each costume piece is marked on the interior in gold marker "2/2" or "2/2 M.J.J", indicating that two costumes were created for Jackson's famous video shoot. Michael Jackson's Captain EO white spandex shirt featuring ribbed neck, zip closure and a rainbow motif is also included as well as the King of Pop's Awards Ceremony jacket which is a black wool jacket embellished with red armband, gold tone metal floral buttons, metallic embroidered crown patch at chest and buckled leather straps at right shoulder. Jackson wore this jacket when he attended the 3rd annual Soul Train Awards in 1989 where he was honored with the Sammy Davis, Jr. Heritage Award, the Heritage Award for Career Achievement and awards for his single and video for Man in the Mirror.
Other highlights include his right-handed crystal covered glove created by the designers, along with a jacket from his personal wardrobe that he wore on several outings with Lisa Marie Presley. Also a breakaway suit from his BAD Tour (Australian leg) along with a Tompkins and Bush designed jacket signed by Michael Jackson which the musician was seen wearing at an event and a Naval officer's hat by Bancroft Military Caps, signed in silver marker "Love Michael Jackson" on the top of the hat and worn by Jackson during his 1987-1989 BAD tour.
Other treasures to be displayed include a white cotton, button front, long sleeve custom shirt with red silk armband, epaulets and collar embellishments, Epaulets are embroidered "CTE", a Michael Jackson worn leather lined, gold lame belt covered in silver bugle beads with square iridescent Swarovski square crystal buckle, a Michael Jackson Bad tour leotard featuring silver spandex with three silver buttons at the chest, buckled black leather straps at both arms and silver tone metal Special Officer badges at each shoulder. Others include a Michael Jackson shirt made by Tompkins and Bush for his own personal use, a gold and silver jump suit and gloves worn by Jackson on the HIStory tour, the Michael Jackson Smile costume as seen on the cover of his single for the song. The single was recorded for the 1995 double album HIStory: Past, Present, Future Book I. It was to be the 8th single released from the album but the single, bearing the image of Jackson as Charlie Chaplin was cancelled days before its release and copies destroyed. Smile was said to be Jackson's favorite song. Also included is a leather jacket designed by Tompkins and Bush for Michael Jackson and seen on the back cover of the Dangerous World Tour program, a red silk sash embellished with ribbons, star studs and military metallic coil signed by Jackson, a stage black jacket worn for the DangerousTour and also worn for Michael Jackson's 1993 Super Bowl performance amongst many others.
There is no doubt that Michael Jackson was a global fashion icon as well as award winning and beloved musician. His wardrobe dictated many of the styles throughout the last few decades. Jackson played a very intimate role in the designs and completion of every costume and piece of clothing he wore both on stage and in his personal life.
Michael Bush will be present at the opening of the Exhibition in the Newbridge Silverware Museum of Style Icons and will share some of his own personal stories from his 25 years of designing for the King of Pop.
A portion of the proceeds of the auction will benefit two charities, Guide Dogs of America (GuideDogsofAmerica.org) and Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas (www.nah.org)
For 25 years, Los Angeles based costume designer Michael Bush, together with his partner Dennis Tompkins, who passed away in December 2011, created most of Michael Jackson's personal and concert tour wardrobes . tens of thousands of original pieces. Their unconventional career provided them with the unique opportunity to work creatively with one of the world's greatest entertainers, and through the medium of clothing help him express the artistic style that made him a cultural icon. In addition to their work for Jackson, Tompkins and Bush designed costumes for Britney Spears, including the red jumpsuit that she donned in the classic Oops I Did It Again video, as well as pieces for Elizabeth Taylor and Denzel Washington's wife Pauletta. More information about Michael Bush and his book Dressing Michael Jackson: Behind the Seams of a Fashion Icon is available at www.dressingmichaeljackson.com
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Located onsite at the Newbridge Silverware Visitor Center, the Museum of Style Icons is a permanent exhibition dedicated to design and style excellence. The Museum showcases artifacts associated with some of the most legendary icons of film and music including Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Grace Kelly, Bette Davis, the Beatles, Michael Jackson, Gloria Swanson, Princess Diana and many more.
In association with Juliens Auctions, the Newbridge Silverware Museum of Style is the exclusive Irish Showcase for many of the most notable auctions in the Entertainment Industry. Previous Auction Highlights include U2, Bob Hope, collections from the Estate of Marilyn Monroe and Michael Jackson. Official website is www.newbridgesilverware.com