The first appearance of Michael Jackson's white socks
has been explained by the designer who helped create the infamous look.
Mike Salisbury was the man behind the cover art for Jackson's debut solo album Off The Wall, which features the King of Pop with big afro, black tuxedo and white sparkly socks
The idea behind the image was to make a statement that the young star's first offering was "as big as Sinatra coming on stage in Vegas", Salisbury explains.
It was at Michael's request that the white socks
They were custom-made by Hollywood costume designer Bob Mackie and teamed with black loafers and a pose that showed the socks
off as much as possible.
Jackson also wore a single sparkly white glove, a look copied in tribute by his brothers at the memorial service in Los Angeles earlier this month.
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