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Rushka Bergman - Stylist
I believe there wasn't a thread on her, so I started one

Rushka is a Serbian-born stylist who works primarily with L'Uomo Vogue. She worked with Michael Jackson most recently and is responsible for those incredible Givenchy and Balmain looks. She is also an artist of sorts that consults on film projects and other art projects.



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With timeless style, driven by an unparalleled imagination, Rushka Bergman is a fashion editor with a strong, sharp and sophisticated vision. Her passion for any form of creative expression is clearly visible in her work, which shows multi-layered influences from the Old Renaissance Masters, minimalism and to today’s modern art. New York based, Serbian born Rushka got her degree in Economics from The University of Belgrade and shortly thereafter moved to Ghana where she continued her studies in Fine Art.
She regularly collaborates with photographers Tom Munro, Bruce Weber, Peter Lindbergh, Paolo Roversi, Mark Seliger, Greg Kadel and Miles Aldrige as well as filmmaker/photographer Francesco Carrozzini.
Rushka has played a part in several memorable projects, such as Calvin Klein’s book American Women, where she teamed up with singer/photographer Bryan Adams and styled some of America’s most unforgettable women, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton being one of them.
In addition, she participated in the creation of the lavish volume, Giorgio Armani, in conjunction with the Italian designer’s exhibitions at The Guggenheim Museum in New York and The Royal Academy Of Art in London. Together with photographer Tom Munro she created the cover as well as numerous images for the inside part of the book.
Rushka Bergman is currently Contributing Fashion Editor for Italian L'Uomo Vogue and Vogue Italia . She is a fearless taste maker, visualizing breathtaking style for the covers of Italian L'Uomo Vogue from Steven Spielberg, Tim Burton to Michael Jackson, from Robert De Niro to Mickey Rourke, from Tim Roth to John Malkovich, from Hugh Jackman to Emile Hirsch.
Along with her editorial work Bergman has shaped beauty campaigns for L'Oreal and Shiseido and advertising campaigns for Valentino, Pringle of Scotland and Bally. She has also lent her expertise and knowledge to an endless list of fashion designers as their consultant. Recently she has acted as creative consultant and stylist for Michael Jackson.
Rushka Bergman has developed an outstanding collaboration with the filmmaker/photographer Francesco Carrozzini. His short film "1937" which has been selected at the 2008 Venice Film festival, was graced by her impeccable taste as costume designer.
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'This Is It' movie showcases Michael Jackson's fashion comeback [Updated]

October 29, 2009 | 4:46 pm



At "Michael Jackson This Is It," moviegoers will not see the elaborate costumes created for the tour that never was, bedazzled with 4 million Swarovski crystals and lighted up using LED technology. Those are on display at the O2 Arena in London, where the tour had been scheduled to begin in July, and will go on to New York and Tokyo.

But what they will see, in addition to tough and tender moments that humanize the pop singer and one hell of a music and dance show, is an amazing array of designer outfits Jackson wore to rehearsals.

A black leather pagoda-sleeve jacket and a crystal-trimmed tuxedo designed by the likes of Christophe Decarnin for Balmain, Kris Van Assche for Dior Homme and Tom Ford speak to Jackson's renewed relevance in fashion circles, and the changing relationship between music and fashion.

Jackson became a style icon in the 1980s because of his individual, often theatrical styling choices for the stage -- the single sequined glove, the white socks, the fedora. But his recent comeback was engineered with the help of fashion designers, with Balmain's Decarnin recognizing the retro appeal of tennis-ball-shaped shoulders and over-the-top embroidery, and Jackson appearing in his designs. We had been used to seeing Jackson show up for courtroom appearances in scrubs, surgical masks, arm bands and other kooky attire, some of it designed by his longtime L.A.-based costume designers, Michael Bush and Dennis Tompkins, who have a Michael mannequin in their Los Feliz studio.
But his look changed with an introduction to fashion stylist Rushka Bergman, and it is her work that is mostly front and center in the film, because Jackson's everyday clothes end up as his de facto costumes.

A pint-sized powerhouse from Serbia who says things like "forever daaahling," Bergman first met Jackson when she styled him in Dior Homme for the October 2007 issue of Italian Vogue L'Uomo.

Some might say it was the beginning of his comeback when she put him in Hedi Slimane's slim-line suits, fashionable at the time with Mick Jagger, Beck, Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth, Alex Kapranos of Franz Ferdinand and nearly every other credible male rocker.

The morning of the film's premiere, Bergman pulled out snapshots of Jackson trying on clothes at his house, and called him her "supermodel" because he fit into anything, including women's clothes. She emphasized his sex appeal ("He's sooooooo sexxxy!"), which comes into focus in the film for the first time in a long time, despite Jackson's surgerized face.

"When he wears Balmain on-screen, you say, 'Wow!'," she said.


In the film, Jackson looks fabulous much of the time, save for a few unfortunate print shirts and patched sweat pants that could well be the influence of L.A. fashion impresario Christian Audigier, who had approached Jackson about collaborating on a line.

But more often, you notice sharp tailoring and light-reflecting color. In a Tom Ford tuxedo worn during dancer auditions, skinny orange Dior Homme jeans, a red leather Balmain motorcycle jacket with crystal studded shoulders worn during the "Thriller" rehearsal and a Balmain suede military jacket worn with Alessandro Dell'Acqua gold sequin pants, Jackson looks powerful and contemporary.

"Seeing the clothing Rushka had selected, you could see Michael's influence," said Travis Payne, assistant director and choreographer for the This Is It Tour.

In recent years, pop stars have turned to fashion designers for costumes with increasing regularity, with Kylie Minogue choosing Jean Paul Gaultier for her recent North American tour, and Beyonce enlisting Thierry Mugler.

Payne wanted to bring fashion relevance to Jackson's on-stage persona too, so he solicited sketches from several designers, including John Galliano and Alexander McQueen.

Ultimately, New York-based fashion and costume designer Zaldy was tapped. Having worked with the Scissor Sisters and Gwen Stefani, while producing his own clothing line, he bridged the worlds of music and fashion.

Jackson was to have 10 costumes by Zaldy and six by Bush and Tompkins. Bush also helped dress the dancers and singers, as did Jennifer Rade, a Hollywood stylist whose star client is Angelina Jolie. The tour costumes will be featured in a "This Is It" DVD.

"Zaldy is the new cool thing and working with him gave Michael credibility. But Michael Bush is near and dear to his heart. So I wanted them to collaborate," Payne said.

Bush's "Smooth Criminal" costume is a white, 1940s-inspired pinstripe suit. Zaldy's updated "Thriller" jacket is hand-embroidered to look like it has blood dripping from the shoulders.

"That was probably the hardest piece to do because it was so iconic," Zaldy said.

But his "Billie Jean" costume was the piece de resistance, with a jacket, tuxedo pants, ankle socks and a single glove that would light up using remote control, thanks to new Lumalive LED textile technology rushed through development by Philips Research in the Netherlands.

Zaldy remembers, "In the fitting, when Michael tried it on, his mouth literally dropped and he said, 'It's everything I always wanted.'"

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Emile's and Ruscha's stories are so gorgeous, I like the way she treats embellished pieces, she clearly favors them but it's not really done in a flamboyant way, they seem to gain some mystique in her work. very nice.

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I am Rushka's number one fan. Her taste and imagination are impecabble.

In 2000, she participated in the Giorgio Armani book published in conjunction with Guggenheim Museum Publications. These are an incredible example of her work which goes beyond styling and into total art direction and conceptual thinking.

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" The Design & Architecture Issue, " Rem Koolhaas
L'UOMO VOGUE April 2008
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Glamour Italia April 2014



COVER STORY
Photographer: Patrick Demarchelier
Stylist: Rushka Bergman
Hair: Teddy Charles
Make-up: Brigitte Reiss-Andersen
Model/Celebrity: Alexa Chung



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