One year after his untimely death, it’s clear that Michael Jackson
’s legacy lives on:
His influence over the worlds of music and fashion is still such that Lady Gaga—currently both the reigning queen of the charts and an undisputed master in the Jackson-pioneered art of generating buzz—recently raised her own star even higher by announcing that she’d been asked to open for (and duet with) the King of Pop on his ill-fated “This Is It” tour. Last year, we celebrated him with a gallery of his most frequently copied fashion innovations
; this year, we’ve decided to toast his inimitable style by compiling a slide show of his top ten looks.