Pop icon's costume collection will go under the hammer this December
Michael Jackson‘s iconic crystal glove is expected to fetch more than $400,000 (£252, 540) when it’s auctioned off in December.
The item is included in a collection of stage costumes worn by the late King of Pop which will go under the hammer at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills, California on December 2, says People.com, with the proceeds going towards Guide Dogs of America and the Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas.
Other garments in the collection – which is to be showcased as part of a ‘world tour’ starting at the Museo de la Moda in Santiago, Chile tomorrow (May 18) before stopping off in other locations throughout South America, the US, Asia and Europe – include jackets he sported in performances of ‘Bad’ and ‘Beat It’, custom-made shirts and a gold belt.
A spokesperson for Julien’s Auctions 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.”
In December last year, an auction of Jackson’s personal belongings raised nearly $1million (£643,000) at auction. Big-sellers included a blackboard scrawled with his daughter Paris’ handwriting: “I love daddy, smile it’s for free, love Paris,” which fetched $5,000 (£3,200), and a mirror on which the singer had written “Train perfection March, April full out May,” in the build-up to his planned London comeback gigs, which sold for $25,750 (£16,560).