The outfit Janet Jackson wore in the video for “Scream,” her 1995 collaboration with brother Michael Jackson, fetched a whopping $125,000 at an auction held last weekend in Beverly Hills, California, by Julien’s Auctions.
The outfit consisted of a black circular bubble textured fabric long-sleeve shirt, black patent leather pants and black patent leather over-the-ankle boots.
The black “bubble” shirt was among the over 1,000 items from Janet’s personal collection that were put up for sale at the auction called “Iconic Treasures From the Legendary Career and Life of Janet Jackson” between May 14 and May 16, marking the musician’s 55th birthday.
The singer’s wedding dress, “Rhythm Nation” military jacket and her single silver-tone hoop earrings with a hanging key were among the items auctioned during the three days.
“Janet has never done anything like this before,” Martin Nolan, executive director of Julien’s Auctions, told The Observer. “We’ve approached her so many times, and it has always been very hard to find anything at auction from her because she kept and archived everything.”
Nolan said that “putting together the auction was an incredibly cathartic project” for Jackson.
A portion of the proceeds from the auction will benefit Compassion International, a global child-advocacy ministry that partners with churches around the world to release children from spiritual, economic, social, and physical poverty.
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