Since Michael Jackson’s passing the high street has been in-undated with items paying tribute to his signature style. From his trade mark loafers to vests and tees, die hard fans can now wear their feelings on their sleeves (literally).
The latest to do so is Agyness Deyn in a shoot for Septembers issue of Harper’s Bazaar. Photographed by celebrity photographer Terry Richardson, the shoot sees Agyness dressed up in the style of some of Michael’s legendary videos, including a version of his red get up from the Thriller video and his trademark white glove.
They do say that fashion industry is reflective of the current world mood, and this seems to be the perfect example of it. The cynic in me wants to suggest that it’s just retailers and Agyness trying to “cash in” on his death, using it as a way to promote themselves. But for the moment I’ll reserve judgment and say that Michael Jackson will be sorely missed by people all over the world, and if you want to pay homage to him across your chest, go for it.
I think that Agyness does manage to pull of Michael’s look successfully, in a way I couldn’t image more curvaceous stars like Beyonce being able to. Maybe it’s because of her rather androgynous figure and look, but I think her look shows that in the same way naturally curvy women are praised for not falling fowl of the pressure to be skinny, a woman with no curves who could be criticized for being un-feminine, seems comfortable in her skin despite it not being subject to same type of admiration the likes of Scarlet Johansson and Jennifer Lopez receive.