The Jackson 5 are launching a fashion line. Well, those are words I have never thought I would say. The new line of clothing will be called J5…as in The Jackson 5. Only we can’t help but notice that the Jackson 5 is missing their most important member and its most fashionable -the late Michael Jackson. Although, Jackie, Jermaine, Marlon, Randy and Tito Jackson have launched the collection with the blessing (and financial backing?) of the Michael Jackson estate. The picture above (right courtesy of WWD) showcases some of the new looks we can expect to see. In all honesty, they all look like Michael Jackson looks and like nothing we’ve ever seen the other Jackson 5 members step out in.
I had to laugh when I read the quote WWD got from Jackie Jackson about the project:
“I’ve been wanting to do this for a long time. I’ve seen other friends be successful with their lines, like Puffy with Sean John. I’ve been in this business for a long time and our name is known around the world.”
Darling, you are so far removed from the realm of P Diddy it’s ridiculous.
Reports are coming in that t-shirts will be priced between $32 and $58 and the jackets will sell for about $600. You could buy a Gucci for that amount! Whoever is advising these characters is advising them straight into bankruptcy!
Yet, surprisingly the collection has already been picked up by major retailers including Urban Outfitters, Pac Sun and Kitson men. There’s also a website for purchasing, should you be so inclined – J5collection.com.
This will have to be a wait and see scenario. All the best, J5. I sincerely hope Michael is turning over in his grave right now!