Only recently I found this interview with designer Zaldy Geco, who worked on the outfits for the Michael Jackson This Is It project. Head over to Business of Fashion for more photos (at the end of the posting). In another part of the interview Zaldy talks about his collaborations with Lady Gaga, Gwen Stefani and others.
Earlier: On This Is It
“It turns out that Michael had been advised to take more of a fashion look with his presentation, and he had asked to see designs from some really big names, including, I believe, John Galliano and Alexander McQueen. My impression is that he got all these packages from these different designers and then he chose who he wanted to work with.
When he got my package, they called me right away and said he that Michael was jumping up and down screaming, saying “I’ve always wanted to do this! I’ve always wanted to do this!”
“And then of course there was the light-up outfit for Billie Jean, which was a collaboration with Philips Technology, which really, really made him the happiest. The last time I saw him was about six days before we were leaving for London, and I tried these pants on him and he was silent; completely stunned. After about thirty seconds, he said “It’s everything I’ve always wanted.”