A silver spandex shirt with black details worn by Michael Jackson on the first leg of the Bad World Tour in 1987. The long-sleeved shirt has an asymmetrical front zipper closure that begins at the proper right side and crosses up to the proper left side neck. One (1) large metal snap is sewn at the proper right side waist below the zipper for further securing the shirt at the waist. The turned collar of the shirt is made from a black canvas, with one (1) large metal snap at the proper left side shoulder and one (1) small metal snap at the proper left front neck for securing the zippered cross-over front closure. The front closure and the neck below the collar are trimmed in a wide band of black satin with large circular silver metal grommets with black centers attached in a row down the center of the satin strip. A panel of black spandex is sewn along the center back waist of the shirt, reaching under the torso to the front center waist and attaching with three (3) large black hook-and-eyes. A white fabric label with black printed text reading "MICHAEL JACKSON" is sewn at the interior proper right back neck. Another label was previously removed from the interior proper left back neck. The shirt is not lined, but the satin panels with grommets are backed in black canvas.
synthetic fiber and sequin, silk (textile), metal, trimming (material)
H x W (Laid flat): 30 1/2 × 19 in. (77.5 × 48.3 cm)
Shoulder width: 16 1/8 in. (41 cm)
A custom made tour costume top worn by Michael Jackson. The shirt is sleeveles and constructed in two panels. The back is blue spandex with a hanging curved flap which has a strip of velcro sewn horizontally about 7 inches from the bottom. The front panel is blue silk, the chest of which is covered entirely in cylindrical blue, red, white and black beads in an abstract, flowing shape. The bottom of the front panel has a curved flap, with two strips of velcro affixed horizontally about 9 inches from the bottom. On the outer portion of the PL of this flap is a handwritten message and signature in black ink. The two panels are sewn together down the proper left side and on the pright right are attached via a small toothed zipper on top of the shoulder, which does not detach completely, and a larger toothed zipper along the torso, at the top of which is a small metal hook and eye fastner. On the interior there is a fine sheer fabric panel sewn to the front silk panel only over the chest area. Sewn to the interior front of the collar is a white rectangular tag printed with [MICHAEL JACKSON] in black.
H x W (Laid Flat, Arms Folded): 25 9/16 × 20 1/2 in. (65 × 52 cm)
Shoulder Width: 20 1/16 in. (51 cm)
Sleeve Length: 24 in. (61 cm)
A black sequined silk jacket with crest patch worn by Michael Jackson and designed by Bill Whitten. The jacket consists of a black silk lining with another layer of silk sewn over top. The outer layer is covered with black metallic circular sequins sewn flat to the jacket. There is a red white and gold thread patch sewn to the PL brest of the jacket featuring an embroidered crown, a red circle with a stylized castle in it, and a golden banner which reads [MONTIS INSIGNIA CALPE - / GIBRALTAR / THE SUFFOLK RGNT]. At the collar there are two rectangular tags, one in embroidered black with a red circle reading [BILL WHITTEN] and the other white printed with black reading [MICHAEL JACKSON]. The jacket has no buttons, zippers, or other fastenings.