Dennis Tompkins & Michael Bush are Los Angeles based costume designers, they passed away in December 2011, created Michael Jackson's personal and concert tour wardrobes — tens of thousands of original pieces. Tompkins began his entertainment career as an ice dancer, and worked in the costume department at ABC on shows such as "General Hospital". Tompkins was working on the 1985 production of "Captain EO", a science fiction short film starring Jackson; when Jackson discovered Tompkins' talent for making pants cut specifically for dancers. Bush joined the "Captain EO" production soon after Tompkins, and after the project wrapped, the pair began making costumes for Jackson to wear in his music videos. Tompkins and Bush designed costumes for Britney Spears, including the red jumpsuit that she donned in the classic "Oops! I Did it Again" video, as well as pieces for Elizabeth Taylor and Denzel Washington's wife Pauletta.
Michael Jackson's custom Edit
- Cream wool suit jacket covered in white vermicelli beading, with faux pearl covered lapel and armband in square black Swarovski crystals. Michael Jackson wore this jacket at the 63rd Annual Academy Awards in 1991.
- Black jacket with red details with a rhinestone brooch, signed “B&W” by jewelers Butler and Wilson.