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.