Do you know why it’s often called the Sergeant Pepper jacket? Because of its appearance on the cover of the Beatles’ 1967 album, Sgt. Pepper Lonely Heart Club Band.
In the fashion world, it was first seen on the late King of Pop’s during the 80’s, which soon became one of his signature clothing.
Balmain designer Christophe Decarnin was always inspired by Michael Jackson. He created a $9,000 marching band jacket for his Spring 09 collection. This completely rocked the fashionistas and it’s now becoming a huge trend for Spring 2010.
It’s not easy to pull off many sequins like Michael Jackson did. However, celebs are showing off more accessible takes on the band jacket.
This trend is fantastic to spice up a simple t-shirt and jeans combo, or to toughen up a cute dress. It will never go out of fashion as long as you stick to a clean design that isn’t too costumey. Next spring there is no doubt you will march to the beat of the style drums.