Like art, coins or cars, even clothing can reach collector status if worn by someone famous. The price for Luxurious Clothing Los Angeles CA can be staggering. If you have enough money put back, you, too, could have a piece of stardom in the form of a garment.
Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” Jacket
The music world was rocked in 1982 with the release of the music video and album “Thriller.” The instantly recognizable red and black leather jacket from the video is a standard for any Michael Jackson impressionist. In 2011, a gold-trader from Texas decided that this piece of history was worth more than gold and paid a whopping $1.8 million to own it.
The Von Trapp Outfits
“The Sound of Music” was released in 1965. In the movie, the Von Trapp children outfits and actress Julie Andrews’ dress worn while singing “Do-Re-Mi” sold at auction in 2013. Combined, the costumes from the classic musical sold for $1.56 million.
Dorothy’s Dress From “The Wizard of Oz”
Another beloved musical movie, “The Wizard of Oz,” made a young Judy Garland famous in the role of Dorothy. Her iconic blue and white gingham apron and top worn throughout the adventure is as recognizable as her ruby slippers. At a 2015 auction in New York, this single costume was auctioned off to the highest bidder for an astounding $1.56 million.
The “Happy Birthday, Mr. President” Dress
No matter when you were born, you’ve seen the footage or heard about the infamous birthday wishes from a Hollywood star to a sitting president. Marilyn Monroe, the IT girl of her time who was rumored to be having an affair with John F. Kennedy, sang a sultry version of Happy Birthday in 1962 wearing a skintight, jewel-encrusted gown. Originally valued at $12,000, it fetched $1.27 million at auction in 1999.