HUGO BOSS Celebrated Michael Jackson Last Night in London

HUGO BOSS Celebrated Michael Jackson Last Night in London

The iconic brand teamed up with the National Portrait Gallery to celebrate the exhibition “Michael Jackson: On the Wall”

The iconic brand teamed up with the National Portrait Gallery to celebrate the exhibition “Michael Jackson: On the Wall”

Text: MATHIAS ROSENZWEIG

Michael Jackson's talent and artistry impacted far more than just the world of music. To highlight this, HUGO BOSS and London's National Portrait Gallery have put together an exhibit exploring Jackson's far-ranging impact on contemporary art. Titled "Michael Jackson: On The Wall", the show features various visual pieces celebrating Jackson's life, sourced from both private and public collections across the globe.  The exhibit amassed pieces from 48 different creators including David LaChapelle, Paul McCarthy, Mark Flood and Andy Warhol. To witness the first-ever exploration of Jackson's influence on modern visual arts, a horde of London's finest descended upon the National Portrait Gallery including guests like Adrien Brody, Brooklyn Beckham, and Mark Ronson, who DJed the event.

"I've had this idea for about 10 years, but we've been working on it for the last two or three years," says Dr. Nicholas Cullinan, who curated the show. "I think there were a lot of surprises in the exhibition. And we discovered artists who we didn't know about before. We discovered artists who had been forgotten about, we found works that had never been seen before...some of the art was even created just for this occasion. What it attests to is just how many artists feel so strongly about him."

The occasion was a special one for HUGO BOSS, who created the iconic white suit Jackson wears on the cover of his Thriller albuma true landmark in his career. To celebrate, they've teamed up with the Estate of Michael Jackson to create a new edition of the suit as well as three unisex t-shirts commemorating Jackson. The #BOSSxMichaelJackson pieces will go on sale August 29th, which would have been Jackson's 60th birthday. Everything will be available online and in select stores.

"Michael Jackson: Off the Wall" will be open to the public from June 28th until October 28th.

Eric Underwood in BOSS

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