The red leather jacket Jackson wore in "Thiller" became a fashion staple for teens across America in the early 1980s. Fans around the world learned the video's signature moves and imitated Jackson's fashion. John Landis directed the 1983 video. Landis decribed Jackson as "emotionally damaged, but so sweet and so talented."
Michael Jackson's Stylist Weighs In on Pop Star(Photo licensed from Karen Faye. Slide show photos licensed from Karen Faye, Michael Bush, Dennis Tompkins, Jonathan Exley, Sam Emerson, Matthew Rolston, Dick Zimmerman.)