Collection of accessories and costumes, once worn by King of Pop Michael Jackson, is being taken to be exhibited around the world, thereafter they would go under the hammer. As reported by Reuters with reference to the auction house, Julien’s Auctions, the first exhibition opens on Friday, May 18 at the Museum of Fashion in the Chilean capital of Santiago.
In the future, the collection will be taken to Europe and Asia, including Japan and China. In December 2012 items of Jackson would be sold at an auction in Beverly Hills.
Among the things that the visitors would be able to see during the exhibits, include one of the famous pair of Jackson’s crystal encrusted gloves, jacket in military style in which the singer appeared on Soul Train awards ceremony in 1989. Lovers of world music and fashion would also see silver skinny suit, which Jackson wore during 1987 concert tour in support of album “Bad”.
A total of about 50-100 stage-worm and other costumes would be showcased created by Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush – designers, who for 25 years designed dresses for Michael Jackson.
Spokesperson of the auction house said that Jackson returned many of the costumes to designers after use with his autograph.
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After the death of singer in June 2009 as a result of cardiac arrest caused by overdose of drugs, his belongings have been exhibited for sale. In particular, one of Jackson’s gloves covered with crystals was sold for 330,000 dollars.
Life and death of the singer managed to become an entire industry, and his name is considered to be one of the most successful brands. During the last days of his life, Jackson was heavily under debts and only his death made it possible for him to square off with creditors.
According to Billboard magazine, during the first year after death Michael Jackson “earned” about $ 1 billion.
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