At an auction this weekend featuring over 1,000 pieces from Janet Jackson‘s personal collection, a black “bubble” shirt from her and Michael Jackson‘s famous “Scream” video sold for a whopping $125,000.
What was the most expensive music video ever when it was released in 1995, Janet wore a variety of costumes in “Scream”, which along with a variety of ensembles went up for sale at Julien’s Auction as part of the “Iconic Treasures” sale. Janet’s “Scream” wardrobe brought in a total of $270,000.
Though the outfit was valued at $4,000 to $6,000 before the auction, in Julien’s description, Janet’s most popular “Scream” wardrobe, which sold for $125,000, was described as “a black circular ‘bubble’ textured fabric long-sleeve shirt by Dexter Wong, a pair of black patent leather pants, and a pair of black patent leather over-the-ankle chunky low-heel boots by El Dantes in Spain, size 37/38”. Her Rhythm Nation tour jacket sold for $81,250 (pre-auction estimate: $4,000-$6,000), 1956 Chevrolet pickup truck sold for $112,000 (pre-auction estimate: $70,000), and Janet Jackson’s 6x platinum plaque for Rhythm Nation 1814 sold for $30,000, approximately 30 times its pre-auction estimate of $800-$1200.
Even Janet Jackson’s doll collection, which included loads of plush teddy bears with no connection to her career but were owned by her, sold for much more than the estimate. The “Pervert 2” cropped tee and boots Jackson wore to the 1995 MTV Video Music Awards ($19,000), her key earrings ($43,750), and a drawing Janet made of her sister LaToya Jackson ($3,500) were among the other notable pieces.