There was an interesting article in the LA Times today about how celebrities dress when they go to court or attend other important social functions.
Most lawyers advise their clients to dress for court as they would for church —
a dark suit, a quiet tie, a tidy hairstyle and a minimum of jewelry. But
that’s just not Jacko.
Throughout his child-molestation trial, Michael
Jackson hasn’t been dressed so much as costumed. And we’re not even talking about the famous pajama bottoms he wore to court at
one point. (Although it should be noted that the "just rolled out of bed" look
favored by so many college students these days didn’t do the child-man any
Plastic surgery aside, this trial has been about the many faces
of Michael. On his first day of court, Jackson arrived in a white suit with an
embroidered shirt and gold armband. The obvious reading would be one of purity
and innocence, but Jackson looked more like a lounge singer.
If you or I showed up in court, or for a handshake with the President of the United States, dressed like Captain Crunch, people would be horrified…and it would be seen as an overtly offensive and disrespectful act (Take that trekkie, for example, who showed up for Jury Duty dressed in a Starfleet uniform, Tricorder and all) . So how come celebs can get away with it?
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