Thursday, June 9, 2011

Michael Jackson's Infamous 'Thriller' Jacket Is Up For Auction

Stills from Michael Jackson's 'Thriller' video.
Photo: Courtesy of Julien's Auctions/Getty Images
 Julien's Auctions of Beverly Hills is kicking off a Music Icons auction on June 25, which features items from legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain and Johnny Cash. (You may have heard of one of those dudes before.) But the star of the show is quite clearly the undeniable holy grail of performance fashion memorabilia: Michael Jackson's infamous red angular jacket from the 'Thriller' music video. Bidding on the MJ-signed jacket starts at a cool $100,000 and is estimated to rake in double, maybe even quadruple, that. (There are very few things we could justify someone spending that type of money on fashion-wise. This MIGHT be one of them. What an icon!) Don't have that kind of dough handy? That'sOK—we found some more pretty bananas items you could score for a little less moolah: a cow-hide Liberace jacket for lounging around the house, checkered pants worn on stage by Gene Simmons, a bustier signed by Madonna, and this totally ridic-amazing double-breasted lame suit Snoop Dogg wore in the video for "Sensual Seduction". Too bad Snoop is too tall for our size... we'd take two. More pictures of MJ's jacket after the jump!

The jacket worn by Michael Jackson in his 'Thriller' music video.
Photo: Courtesy of Julien's Auctions
Michael Jackson's signature on the jacket.
Photo: Courtesy of Julien's Auctions

It is so hard to believe that it is coming up on the 2 year anniversary of the death of the KING OF POP. As always unfortunately the life of this icon was ALWAYS about making a dollar (not for Michael as much as much as the world around him). I can't even lie and say that I wouldnt rock this s*** out of this jacket in a photo shoot and then frame it and put it in the studio....lol

I have been a HUGE fan since I was 3 (telling my age a bit lol) and I was so devastated when I heard the news of his death. I was in the gym DYING in a boot camp aerobics class after work one day and all of a sudden you could have heard a pin drop outside our room. With more than 20 TV's throughout the main cardio room....the entire building heard the news all at once. It was a buzz of people asking one another if they just heard that Michael Jackson was dead. I couldn't believe it and hoped that it was a publicity stunt or some crazed fan/enemy on another rampage of destruction. I was crushed to get home later that evening to find that the news was in fact true. We lost a musical genius 2 years ago but what he did for music will last forever. RIP MICHEAL WE LOVE YOU!!

**So when you are by yourself hit a moonwalk up a hallway sometime this month...bonus points if you post it on youtube!

Make it a great day!

Peace & Luv


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