White Socks and Black Loafers. Stylish or Best Left to Michael Jackson?

By Anonymous

IN 2009, not long after Michael Jackson died, a pair of his white socks sold at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills for $60,000. Calling them mere “white socks,” though, doesn’t do the King of Pop justice. This pair of athletic socks, which Mr. Jackson wore on the 1984 “Victory” tour at the height of his moonwalking superpowers, drip with Swarovski crystals from heel to ankle. Designed by the late costumer-to-the-stars Bill Whitten to be worn with patent black penny loafers, the shiny socks acted like a beacon onstage so that even fans way out in the nosebleeds could spot Mr. Jackson’s fancy footwork.