Say what you want about Michael Jackson (50) during the last years of his life, but he left us more fashiontrends than we realize. During the Eighties and Nineties Jackson – who died of cardiac arrest in Los Angeles june 25th 2009 – was not only a trendsetter in music but also in fashion. Remember his red motorcycle jacket in Beat It, his white ankle socks and black loafers (we saw plenty of those in Milan last week), the too-short trousers (big trend for ss2010), the military-style jacket (Balmain!) and aviator-sunglasses he wore during the Thriller-tour, the white V-neck T-shirts, the Fedora-hat, the smoking, and off course that glitter glove. Jackson was the first to wear a robot inspired outfit before Nicolas Ghesquiere introduced it at Balenciaga. And his dandy-style also inspired menswear-designers over the years. He will be a recognized as a style-icon next to Elvis Presley, Jim Morrisson and Frank Sinatra. Or like Andy Warhol said: ‘You have to die first to become an icon’.