Between 50 and 100 of the late singer’s famous fashions, including his iconic right-hand crystal glove – which is expected to fetch more than $400,000 – will go on a worldwide tour this year before going under the hammer at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, California, on December 2.
The items are created by Michael’s long-time costume designers Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush, and many of the pieces are signed by the King of Pop.
Michael’s custom shirts, a gold belt, jackets seen in his performances of ‘Beat It’ and ‘Bad’, a black stage jacket he donned at his 1993 Super Bowl appearance and a leotard he wore on his ‘Bad’ tour will all be sold at the auction, some of which haven’t been seen in public since Michael died in June 2009 of acute Propofol intoxication.
The collection will begin its tour today at the Museo de la Moda in Santiago, Chile, before heading to other South American countries, as well as Europe, Asia and the US and proceeds from the auction will go towards Guide Dogs of America and the Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas.
A spokesperson from the auction house said: “There is no doubt that Michael Jackson was a global fashion icon as well as award winning and beloved musician.
“His wardrobe dictated many of the styles throughout the last few decades. Jackson played a very intimate role in the designs and completion of every costume and piece of clothing he wore both on stage and in his personal life.’ (Bang Showbiz)