Michael Jackson Bad jacket auctions for $240,000



2015-06-26 13:04:34

Michael Jackson Bad jacket auctions for $240,000

Lady Gaga bought 55 Michael Jackson items at the auction, but did they include the Bad jacket?

Yesterday evening (December 2) several sequinned and spangled jackets and gloves, including a Bad tour jacket, as well as various other articles of Michael Jackson's stage and screen attire, went under the hammer in Beverly Hills.

The selection of Jackson's costumes, which were designed by Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush, brought more than $5m.

Lady Gaga, similarly famed for her outlandish and often eccentric sense of style, is known to have bought a considerable slice of the collection, declaring on Twitter: "The fifty five pieces I collected today will be archived and expertly cared for in the spirit and love of Michael Jackson, his bravery and his fans worldwide."

Pick of the lots wasthe late singer's Bad tour jacket, which sold for $240,000 - twice its high estimate of $120,000, and Jackson's Dangerous tour jacket, which also well exceeded its high estimate of $80,000, selling at $216,000.

There is no word on whether these two items were among Gaga's purchases.

Michael Jackson clothing auction Jackson's Bad tour jacket sold for $240,000

Two individual crystal gloves also performed well: a "fantasy" glove created for the singer by Bill Whitten sold for $200,000 after it was estimated to be worth $192,000, and a white cotton right hand glove with an interior label reading "Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush" carried an estimate of $50,000 and achieved $155,200.

The sale showcased more than 800 lots, simultaneously documenting Jackson's sartorial evolution and testifying to his enduring popularity.

Mimicking Jackson's style, following the sale Lady Gaga posted a picture of herself holding up her auction paddle, her hand encased in a bejewelled white glove.

A forthcoming Jackson auction, whichis set tostarthe jacket worn in the video forthe 1983 singleBeat It, will take place onDecember 18.The December 2 results suggest theseJackson-related lots will also do well.

Here at Paul FraserCollectibles we also haveawide range ofMichael Jackson collectibles in stock, includingthisblack sequinned jacketwhich was both owned and worn by Jackson.

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