Superstar hat designer Philip Treacy scored big at the Michael Jackson auction at Julien’s of Beverly Hills the other night, purchasing this crazy-creepy fetish cyborg mask designed by Dennis Tompkins and Michael Lee Bush and signed by the late singer. “I love it!” he posted on Facebook, saying, “I was so lucky to see Michael Jackson opening his show in Wembley stadium wearing this mask emerging from a rocket!” It’s a spectacular get, no doubt about it, but it reminds me of a particularly terrifying episode of Josie and the Pussycats that’s been haunting me since the early ’70s, so I’m not sure I could ever own it. Good for Philip, though, if can handle it. Pleasant dreams, dude.
By James St. James Find more: celebrity auctions, cyborg chic, Masks, Michael Jackson, Philip Treacy
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