If you’re a fan of Janet Jackson then you would definitely remember the iconic military jacket that she wore on her first tour as a solo act — the Rhythm Nation tour back in 1990.
According to Free Malaysia Today, Julien’s Auction in Beverly Hills revealed that the said jacket was successfully sold at $81,250 (RM335,262) to an anonymous buyer.
Known for her fabulous outfits, the black jacket that comes with the metal accessories she once wore was a part of Janet’s initiative of auctioning off more than 1,000 pieces of costumes she had worn over the 40 years of her career, earlier this week.
According to Julien Auctions representative, they had initially expected the jacket to sell at only $4,000 (RM16,505) to $6,000 (RM24,758). In the past, a prototype of the same jacket was sold at $21,875 (RM90,264).
If you’re a true fan, you would also remember the single hoop earring with a key that she wore along with the jacket. It was sold at the same auction at a whooping $43,750 (RM180,527).
And if you’re wondering, no, the five-time Grammy winner’s famous leather bustier that was ripped accidentally by Justin Timberlake during their unforgettable 2004 Super Bowl halftime show that exposed her breast momentarily, was not included in the auction.
Janet will donate most of the proceeds to the Christian child sponsorship group Compassion International.
She will also donate 100 percent of sales of her limited edition three volume set of auction catalogues, offered at $800 (RM3,300) to the the nonprofit group.