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Inside the Auction of Janet Jackson’s Iconic Costumes

Janet’s sale of memorabilia, clothing and other items via Julien’s Auctions brought $4.4 million, including the buyer’s premium, a rep for Julien’s tells ABC Audio.  With nearly 100% of the lots sold above asking price, the auction makes Janet one of the most collectible living stars of all time.

One of Janet’s outfits from “Scream,” the iconic music video she made with her brother, Michael Jackson, sold for $125,000 — 31 times its original estimate! Her Rhythm Nation jacket, cap and gloves sold $81,250, while her signature silver hoop earring with a key on it — which she wore during the end of the Control era and on the 1990 Rhythm Nation tour — sold for $43,750. Janet’s 1956 Chevy 3100 Cameo pickup truck went for $112,500, while her 2003 Aston Martin V-12 Vanquish Coupe went for $70,400.  An outfit worn on her Velvet Rope tour brought $37,500, while the outfit she wore for her Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction went for $32,000.

Kim Kardashian was among the buyers who paid $25,000 for the outfit Janet wore in the video for “If.”

A portion of the auction proceeds went to the charity Compassion International.