Janet Jackson Attracts Kim Kardashian and ‘Hair Love’ Co-Director With Treasures Auction
The three day Julien’s Auctions event, titled ‘Iconic Treasures From the legendary Career and Life of Janet Jackson’, also sees the ‘Nasty’ singer’s ‘Scream’ outfit bringing in $125,000.
AceShowbiz –Janet Jackson‘s futuristic outfit from the “Scream” music video she shot with her brother Michael Jackson has sold at auction for $125,000 (£88,600). The item was part of a three day Julien’s Auctions event, titled “Iconic Treasures From the legendary Career and Life of Janet Jackson”, which concluded on the superstar’s 55th birthday, May 16.
Also going under the hammer were the singer’s floor-length silver coat, her jacket from the 1990 Rhythm Nation Tour, plus 1814 cap and black satin gloves, which fetched over $81,000 (£57,400), a pair of engraved earrings Oprah Winfrey presented to Janet at Oprah Winfrey’s “Legends Ball” in 2005 and Janet’s iconic outfit from her “If” music video, which was snapped up by Kim Kardashian for $25,000 (£17,700).
Kim revealed she was the mystery buyer of the auction item via social media on Sunday, writing, “Happy birthday queen! For @janetjackson’s bday bc I’m such a fan I can’t believe I won this on juliens_auctions.” Janet replied to Kim, adding, “Thank u so much @kimkardashian! I hope ‘IF’ gives u as much pleasure as it did me.”
Kim Kardashian revealed she was the buyer of Janet Jackson’s auction item.
Kim was not the only notable winner in the auction. “Hair Love” co-director Matthew A. Cherry revealed through a Twitter post on Sunday that he won Janet’s Oscar jacket. When another Twitter user mentioned that his win “feels so full circle symbolically,” he replied by simply tweeting, “I had to do it.”
Matthew A. Cherry won Janet’s Oscar jacket.
The items were among a thousand Jackson handed over to the auction house to sell. A portion of the proceeds from the auction will go towards Christian child sponsorship group Compassion International.
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