'Today' previews Michael Jackson/Christian Audigier clothing line
Before I left the house this morning, the "Today" show ran a segment about the oft-mentioned clothing line Christian Audigier was working on with Michael Jackson before the king of pop's untimely demise.
The collaboration has always made a certain sense -- Jackson was a celebrity guest at the 50th birthday partythe affable Frenchman threw for himself last year, Audigier is reportedly renting the house Jackson died in, and they both seem to appreciate the overly embellished aesthetic.
When -- or even whether -- the line hits store shelves is apparently something that's in the hands of those administering the Jackson estate. I'll try to get more details - and some photos -- of some key pieces. But in the meantime, I've posted the video link after the jump.
Take this as a warning to start saving now for that foil printed umbrella or pair of sequin-studded socks, because for a kitsch memorial to the king of pop, you just can't beat it.
-- Adam Tschorn
Photo: The day after Michael Jackson's death, people identifying themselves as employees of fashion designer Christian Audigier with a banner bearing photos of Jackson and Audigier outside the Holmby Hills home that Jackson had been renting. Photo credit: Jay Clendenin / Los Angeles Times.