BET Award Show

Honouring Michael Jackson

Thursday, June 25, 2009: I will always remember the day Michael Jackson died.  I was working with a fellow designer on a belt for the This Is It Tour and was scheduled for a fitting on that fateful day.  BET contacted me to recreate his iconic pieces for their show on Sunday.  Things went into full swing at 2:30 pm.

Friday, June 26, 2009: The zipper jacket is being created.  The Remember the Time gold pieces are being constructed.

Saturday, June 27, 2009: The zipper jacket is done.  The Remember the time outfit is being cut out.

Sunday, June 28, 2009: BET Award Show – live-television, LA Coliseum.  The sequin socks are being finished, and the gold-lamé body suit is being constructed.  Jamie Foxx’s suit gets altered minutes before he goes on-stage with Janet Jackson.

I recreated of the infamous zipper jacket, The Remember The Time video costume, the Billy Jean sequin slouch socks and tailoring a suit for host, Jamie Foxx. I made all these pieces in 3 days.  It was exhausting, it was exhilarating, it was an honour.

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