TI is off to the movies to see "This Is It" on a prompt from Micheal's last stylist Miss Rushka Bergman. Rushka began working with Micheal Jackson after styling the legend for the October 2007 cover of L'Uomo Vogue that celebrated the 25th anniversary of Thriller. For the imaging of Micheal's look for the concert , Bergman collaborated with Christophe Decarnin for Balmain, John Galliano, Kris Van Assche for Dior Homme, Riccardo Tisci for Givenchy, Erickson Beamon and Giuseppe Zanotti on creating a series of outfits that drew on Jackson's 40 year legacy as a performer. Especially dazzling were the sharp shouldered motorcycle jacket rendered in Thriller-red leather, the tuxedo jacket studded with crystals and a suede military jacket all by Christophe Decarin. How directional and influential would a live glimpse of all this been! As Ruska explains
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At the women shows I look at the models. At the men's shows, I come with a magnifying glass seriously trained on the clothes. The clock's counting down to the FW08 men's presentations in Milan and Paris and this very specialized market-that of high end designer menswear - is in a very transitional place right this minute. Time was you knew what you would be getting well in advance when it came to "The Shows" . And what entertainment these shows would provide, Tom Ford's flagrant Gucci vs Miuccia Prada's highminded men's line. Raf Simons's art gallery perfect wauldrobe vs Galliano's flamboyant bucaneers. And then the piece de resistance. Hedi Slimane's rock inflected couture level work at Dior Homme. What clear identities they had then.