Westfield Stratford City to host exhibition of Michael Jackson's clothing
"The Collection of Tompkins and Bush: Michael Jackson Wardrobe" will showcase clothing owned by Jackson’s long-term costume designers Michael Bush and Dennis Tompkins and will include outfits not seen since they were worn by the singer on stage or screen.
Exhibits will include iconic costumes and fashion artefacts such as Jackson’s infamous right-handed crystal covered glove, the complete "Scream" video outfit, and a suit from the 1987 Smooth Criminal video. Die-hard fans will also recognise costumes and outfits worn by Jackson at awards ceremonies, in music videos and at live performances including the BAD, History, and Dangerous tours.
Westfield Stratford City is the only shopping centre to host the exhibition as it continues its worldwide tour. Previous venues include Dublin’s The Museum of Style and Icons and Santiago’s The Museo de la Moda.
Myf Ryan, Westfield’s general manager of marketing, said: "It is an honour to be the exclusive UK hosts for such a unique exhibition. In our first year, Westfield Stratford City attracted 47 million shoppers and we are increasingly becoming the destination of choice for exclusive events. We look forward to welcoming visitors and fans to get up close and personal with music and fashion history."
Running from the 5 October to 4 November, the exhibition will be open seven days a week with a ticket price of £10. It will the continue touring throughout the remainder of the year and will culminate in an exclusive auction of the costumes and wardrobe at Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles in December.
Darren Julien, President/CEO of Julien’s Auctions, said: "Thanks to the partnership with Westfield and Getty Images we are excited to bring the highlights of the Tompkins and Bush Collection for fans and collectors in Europe to preview these historic highlights in person prior to the live auction on 2 December in our Beverly Hills Gallery."
The collection’s next stop after Westfield Stratford City is the Tokyo Sky Tree Soramachi in Japan.
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