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Michael Jackson's style: It's all in the details

July 7, 2009 |  3:43 pm


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Like his signature moves, Michael Jackson’s style was all about the subtle but quirky details. Fans who flocked to television monitors, churches or Staples Center to watch the world pay tribute to the pop icon today found it easy to interpret Jackson’s style and spirit simply by wearing black fedoras with silver rings on the brim, single gloves and dark, over-sized sunglasses. 

With the '80s back this fall, these accessories hardly look costumey or out of place. Jackson had such an influential look during that decade that it will be hard to decipher next season whether people are dressing with inspiration from the runways or from Jackson. Perhaps they’re not so different.

-- Melissa Magsaysay

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Photo: Outside the gates of Neverland Ranch in Los Olivos, Calif., fans Monique Ransome, left, Anna Hanson and Jennifer Hanson watch the Michael Jackson memorial event in L.A. on a television network's monitor. Credit: Michael A. Mariant / Associated Press

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