Collection of Tompkins and Bush: Michael Jackson Auction Catalog
The fully-illustrated, color catalog is a must-have for Michael Jackson, pop culture and fashion enthusiasts. The sale catalog will feature the complete collection of Michael Jackson wardrobe items from Jackson's clothing designers of over 25 years, Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush. This limited edition catalog is a perfect companion to the upcoming book by Michael Bush, The King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson, which will be published by Insight Editions and available October 30, 2012. Many of the items featured in this book will be included in the auction with a portion of the proceeds benefiting Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas and Guide Dogs of America in Los Angeles.
The assembled items, from The Collection of Tompkins and Bush, illustrate the decades of influence Jackson had on modern fashion. Within the catalog are dozens of costumes and personal fashion effects designed by Tompkins and Bush, including: Jackson's right-handed crystal covered glove created by the designers; a jacket from his personal wardrobe that he wore on several outings with Lisa Marie Presley; a breakaway suit from Jackson's BAD Tour (Australian leg) along with a Tompkins and Bush designed jacket signed by Michael Jackson which the musician was seen wearing at an event; and a Naval officer's hat by Bancroft Military Caps, signed in silver marker "Love Michael Jackson" on the top of the hat and worn by Jackson during his 1987-1989 BAD tour.
The coffee-table style catalog is a beautiful addition to the library of the fashionista, the Michael Jackson fan or the pop culture devotee. This is the first and last time these items will be assembled at auction, and the best time to ensure you get your copy of this very special limited-edition catalog.