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The End of Michael Jacksonism

By Mark Simpson (Edited from a feature that originally appeared the Independent on Sunday in July 1997, titled ‘Now the end is near’) Only a Michael Jackson gig could begin with a ten-minute computer-generated sci-fi video which obviously cost more… Read More »The End of Michael Jacksonism

The Obama Model

Mark Simpson on fashion’s new love-affair with black males (Arena Hommes Plus, Spring 2009) Shortly after Obama’s election last year, Israeli-American designer Elie Tahari made a prediction: ‘I think the fashion industry will have a ball with him.’ So far,… Read More »The Obama Model