Michael Jackson, Costumes

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Today marks the four-year anniversary of Michael Jackson's death, and while we can't help feel a bit somber on this day, we're comforted in knowing that his legend lives on.

Beyond his hit songs and unstoppable swagger, the King of Pop revolutionized our generation with his signature style. 

On stage, he absolutely embodied the '80s!

The singer wore sensational sequined jackets, form-fitting slacks and brilliant accessories (that glove! those socks! the fedora hat!) that will forever capture his awe-inspiring bravado.

Never one to shy away from flashy fashion items, Michael had a penchant for metallics, often accenting nearly every outfit with heavy gold embellishments, luxe bling or eye-catching baubles in some way or another.

When he wasn't performing for a crowd, M.J. kept it cool in striking jackets as a youngster, and later showed matured sophistication over the years, steering towards more refined, regal looks that typically included tailored blazers and vests, crisp button-down shirts and posh accessories.

It goes without saying that Jackson's pop star style will never be forgotten by his loyal fans.

Which was your favorite Michael Jackson fashion look?

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