Hugo Boss Is Recreating Michael Jackson’s White ‘Thriller’ Suit

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The King of Pop lives.

Hugo Boss wants to thrill fans with its latest pop-inspired capsule.

Boss is honoring what would have been Michael Jackson’s 60th birthday with a new edition of his white Thriller suit. An updated take on the iconic style Jackson wore on his 1982 album cover, the suit is made from lightweight twill with a three-button cuff jacket in a slightly slimmer fit than the one singer wore in the height of the oversized 1980s, and pants with a few less pleats.

The Boss x Michael Jackson collection includes three unisex tees to celebrate the king’s diamond jubilee, all of which will be released in Boss stores worldwide on the singer's birthday, August 29.

One washed cotton jersey tee by Graham Dolphin features the Thriller album cover alongside messages from Jackson’s fans; another design shows a silhouette of his signature dance pose.

Jackson died in 2009, but his musical legacy has lived on (The Eagles’ Greatest Hits only just surpassed Thriller as the best-selling album in the U.S. of all time this month). Meanwhile, the Michael Jackson Estate and Columbia Live Stage are working on a Broadway musical inspired by his life, set to debut in 2020. 

Outside of his influence in music, Jackson remains an icon for his fashion choices — his white crystal glove fetched thousands in an auction this year. Jackson's costume designer Michael Bush even explored his style choices in a 2012 book

German luxury brand Boss is certainly a big fan, also sponsoring the exhibition “Michael Jackson: On the Wall” at the National Portrait Gallery in London in June.