Janet Jackson
Amy Leiton

Janet Jackson To Auction 1,000+ Concert Outfits

Janet Jackson is cleaning out her closet for a good cause.

The multi-Grammy Award winning artist will be auctioning off more than one thousand of her outfits, multiple big tour items and music videos along with her wedding dress from her secret marriage to dancer Rene Elizondo Jr in 1991.

The most famous female Jackson will donate a portion of the auction proceeds to the Christian child sponsorship group Compassion International along with 100% of sales from an $800.00 limited edition three volume set of auction catalogs.

Of particular interest is original Rhythm Nation Jacket worn during her eponymous 1990 world tour as well as the floor-length metallic silver coat that the now 54-year old songstress donned in her 1995 music video for “Scream” with her brother Michael Jackson. A 17th century-inspired ensemble of cropped riding jacket and thigh high boots worn during her 1993-95 world tour is appraised at $4,000 – $6,000 but what will not be auctioned off is the black leather bustier that was ripped, briefly exposing herself at the 2004 Super Bowl halftime show.

“Janet has never done an auction before. In fact, we find it very hard to find items at auction, any auction, from Janet Jackson because she’s kept everything,” stated Martin Nolan, executive director of Julien’s Auctions. “It’s cathartic for her… she’s happy to let them go and to raise money for a charity that’s really important to her.”

Concurrently and in celebration of the song’s 35th anniversary, fans of Janet Jackson have contributed to “Control” topping the Apple Music chart at #1.

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Photo: Amy Leiton