“The King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson” Exclusive Los Angeles Book Signing Event Announced


Michael Jackson’s Longtime Costume Designer and Friend, Michael Bush To Appear at Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills Gallery for Exclusive Book Signing Event for Fans And Etravagant Display of Michael’s Costumes and Personal Outfits

Monday November 19th and Tuesday November 20th, 2012

10am – 3pm PST Each Day

 Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills Gallery

Michael Bush, longtime costume designer and personal friend of the King of Pop, Michael Jackson announced an exclusive book signing event to take place on Monday, November 19th and Tuesday, November 20th at Julien’s Auctions Beverly Hills Gallery from 10am-3pm PST each day. The event will give Michael Jackson fans one of the first opportunities to purchase the highly acclaimed book in time for the holidays and also get the chance to meet Michael Jackson’s fashion designer Michael Bush in person. An exhibit of exclusive Michael Jackson costumes from the Tompkins & Bush collection featured in the book will also be on display. Fans will have the unique opportunity to also have Bush personally autograph their book. The King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson, is the first art-driven book about the costumes, apparel, shoes and accessories created and worn by Michael Jackson and includes hundreds of lavish photographs and a behind-the-scenes-look into the process of collaborating with the world’s most legendary and powerful entertainer of our time. The book includes personal stories from the author, never before seen photographs and a fascinating look into the world of fashion that only Jackson could have created.

For more than 24 years, Michael Bush, along with his partner Dennis Tompkins worked personally with Michael Jackson in creating some of the most original and recognizable clothing ever worn by a musical performer. They created thousands of custom artistic pieces that captured the inspiration, direction and creativity of the King of Pop.

The Limited Edition book will be available for purchase on-site. Fashion designer Michael Bush, will share his own personal stories and take photographs while on–site. Only the books sold on-site over these two days will be available for autographs. Bush recently completed a European book signing tour where fans from London, Rome, Paris, Brussels, Berlin, Amsterdam and Copenhagen stood in line to get their first copy of the book and meet and greet Michael Bush.

“Michael Jackson was the world’s greatest entertainer. His fashion sense and ideas of design took me on an extraordinary journey for almost 25 years. There was nothing we couldn’t do and Michael was full of surprises. We travelled the world together during Michael’s three solo tours and created designs and fashions that have become iconic. I always say I educated Michael and he educated me through the process,” said author and designer Michael Bush. “Michael loved military style, Egyptian styles and the image of royalty as you can see in many of his most famous costumes and personal outfits. When we designed, we designed for show time, no matter what the occasion. When Michael was alive he always talked about us doing a book like this. My hope is that by producing King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson, fans and fashion enthusiasts around the world can now share in the excitement and surprises I was able to live every day working with the King of Pop, Michael Jackson.”

Celebrities and fashion luminaries provided endorsements including famous London milliner Phillip Treacy and GRAMMY award winning artist Celine Dion.

Address for the book signing event is Julien’s Auctions Gallery, 9665 Wilshire Blvd, Beverly Hills, California, 90210. Fans and media can park underneath in the parking garage and come up to the first floor. The gallery is located on Wilshire near Bedford and across from Saks Fifth Avenue.

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