Fancy owning a piece of pop music history? Well, you may well get your chance as the mighty Janet Jackson has bequeathed over 1,000 items from her personal collection to Julien’s Auctions for a three-day online auction beginning on Jackson’s birthday weekend Friday, 14 May, through to Sunday, 16 May 2021 live in Beverly Hills and online at juliensauctions.com.
One of the highly anticipated moments of the auction will be the sale of some of Jackson’s most spectacular costumes worn in her iconic music videos and tour and television performances including:
- A Helen Storey designed floor-length metallic silver coat worn by Jackson in the 1995 Scream music video with Michael Jackson… costing $7 million at the time, the music video was listed in the Guinness World Records as the most expensive music video ever made and received 11 MTV Video Music Award nominations that year;
- A Richard Tyler black coat with velvet lapels, worn by Jackson on her 1990 Rhythm Nation Tour while performing her hit singles Control and Nasty
- Jackson’s 17th century ensemble worn while performing If on her 1993-1995 Janet World Tour
- Jackson’s outfit worn while performing Scream during the MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City in 2009
- Her stage costume worn on the MTV Icon: Janet Jackson show in Los Angeles on March 10, 2001 while performing All For You
- A yellow two-piece suit with a red and yellow polka dotted scarf worn by Jackson while performing Alright on The Jackson Family Honors TV special that aired on February 22, 1994 and janet. tour
- Janet Jackson’s 2001 All for You music video ensemble; her 2001 All For You Tour costume; her 2008 Rock Witchu Tour Atelier Versace red chiffon sequined gown with Versace metallic red platform stilettos; a tan long-sleeve bodysuit with floor-length black fur coat worn by the pop/R&B diva while performing at the Essence Music Festival in New Orleans on July 2, 2010 and more.
A portion of the proceeds from the auction will benefit Compassion International, a global child-advocacy ministry that partners with churches around the world to release children from spiritual, economic, social, and physical poverty. Over 1,000 illustrious items owned by one of the world’s most celebrated and accomplished creative forces will be presented by Julien’s Auctions in this one-time only special event.
Fans can also have a chance to view the artefacts in the window display of the Hard Rock Cafe in Piccadilly Circus between 19 and 23 of April (11am-5pm GMT).