MJ Evolution for LEMON / Oct 2013

Beyond his musical genius, Michael Jackson was a virtuoso of pop theater. The single white glove, the sequined military frock, the Thriller jacket, his wardrobe ultimately defined the style of an era. Lemon invited a team of designers to propose their version of a parting MJ look for Lemon 5. The team of Orlando Palacios, Edda Gudmundsdottir, Benoit-Swan Pouffer, Erez Sabag took it a step further.
This collaboration between milliner, stylist, dancer and photographer gave birth to “Evolution,” an homage to DNA, reinvention and the child within. Built around Orlando’s mask of collaged MJ fragments, Edda’s shimmering silver ensemble was designed as “a sculpture that moves.” The brimmed felt hat was custom made for Jackson in 1989 by Orlando’s company, Worth & Worth. Endowed with Pouffer’s poetry in motion, the result was captured by Sabag for both film and print.