The King of Pop was always dressed stunningly, and his every apparition was a memorable one. Three years after his demise, Michael Jackson’s fans are still keeping a vivid metal picture of their idol, and they are willing to go deep into their pockets to buy any piece of memorabilia related to him. Among the most coveted items at auctions are the artist’s trademark accessories and clothes. His famous white glove, his Thriller red and black jacket, his Billie Jean black sequin jacket, his signed fedora are just some of the lots that were sold at auction for ruinously high prices.
Now it’s time for a new bidding war to start over some really special things that used to belong to the legendary artist. One of the most important lots at the upcoming Bonham’s Entertainment Memorabilia sale will be this iconic military-style jacket, tailored by Dedge & Skinner Savile Row to perfectly fit the star. It was made back in September 2005 and it still keeps its original label bearing Michael Jackson’s name.
Apparently the jacket fitted his taste perfectly, as he chose to wear it (or an identical one) in 2005 at his meeting with the King of Bahrain. The presale estimate for this special lot is £8,000-£12,000 ($12,000-$19,000), but who knows just how high the price will get during the sale?
The auction will also include two of the music legend’s trademark fedora hats (one white and one black) and a pair of casts of his hands. Other items include several Roberto Cavalli sketches of Jackson’s costumes, signed by the fashion designer himself, a Roberto Cavalli overcoat and belt, and more.