Hugo Boss reissuing Michael Jackson’s Thriller suit

Designers at Hugo Boss have marked Michael Jackson’s 60th birthday by reissuing the iconic white suit the King of Pop wore on the cover of Thriller. The fashion house’s tailors came up with the crisp outfit in 1982, and now a limited edition run on th…

Designers at Hugo Boss have marked Michael Jackson’s 60th birthday by reissuing the iconic white suit the King of Pop wore on the cover of Thriller.

The fashion house’s tailors came up with the crisp outfit in 1982, and now a limited edition run on the jacket and trousers is being made.

The look will be slightly updated – the new suit boasts a narrower silhouette and buttons on the jacket cuffs.

Only 100 of the Thriller suits are being made at a price of $1,195 (GBP919) each.

Hugo Boss has also announced the addition of white T-shirts that are modelled on the design of the original suit.

It’s not clear when the outfit will be made available to the public.

Jackson, who died in 2009, would have celebrated his 60th birthday on Wednesday (29Aug18).

The pop superstar’s kids, Prince and Paris, honoured their late father on his birthday at a special event in Las Vegas on Wednesday night.

Model and actress Paris, 20, and her filmmaker brother, 21, walked the red carpet at The Michael Jackson Diamond Celebration at the Mandalay Bay resort in Las Vegas, and Prince told news show Entertainment Tonight: “Being here today is definitely an awe-inspiring feeling, because our father was the King of Pop and he did so much. He did so much for the music industry, but I think he put emphasis and importance on the charitable contributions to humanity that he really used his platform to (support).”

The event featured a special performance of Cirque du Soleil’s Michael Jackson One show.

Michael’s 60th birthday was also commemorated by his sister Janet, 52, who released her own re-imagined version of the video to his 1992 hit Remember the Time. In the video, made with internet comedy star Kwaylon Rogers, she took on the role of an Egyptian queen – a part originally played by the model Iman in the nine-minute-long original directed by John Singleton.

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