Performance Worn Costumes From Music Icons
Prince, David Bowie, Michael Jackson,
Bruce Springsteen, George Harrison, Lady Gaga, Beyoncé,
And More!!!
Are All Going Up For Auction
At Profiles in History’s Hollywood Auction 89
On June 26th, 27th and 28th
in Los Angeles:

LOS ANGELES- June 21st, 2017- Profiles in History is proud to announce the performance worn costumes of music icons will be going up for auction at their three day, Hollywood Auction 89, next week in Los Angeles.

The first costume is the Gianni Versace suit worn by Prince on the cover of Esquire Magazine in 1995. It is a 2-piece wool suit with 4-button jacket and pants, each featuring interior “Gianni Versace Couture Made in Italy” label. It is estimated to sell for $40,000 – $60,000.

Next are two costumes worn by David Bowie. First is the orange jumpsuit worn during the “Jazzin For Blue Jean” music video, it’s estimated to sell for $4,000 – $6,000. Second is the suit worn during the “Absolute Beginners” music video, it’s estimated to sell for $10,000 – $15,000.

Then the shirt worn by Michael Jackson during his 1995 ABC TV Diane Sawyer interview with his new wife Lisa Marie Presley. It is a crimson custom made silk long sleeve dress shirt. This is from one of his most eagerly watched and controversial television appearances. It’s estimated to sell for $15,000 – $20,000.

And the vintage leather jacket worn on stage by Bruce Springsteen during his breakthrough year, 1975. It was also worn by Bruce in the Newsweek feature titled, Making A Rockstar. It’s estimated sell for $20,000 – $30,000.

Additionally, George Harrison’s topcoat from the music video “Handle With Care.” It was the first single from The Traveling Wilburys debut album Traveling Wilburys Vol. 1. It’s estimated to sell for $10,000 – $15,000.

Then, the Japanesque abstract camouflage ensemble worn by Lady Gaga on Halloween in London. It’s estimated to sell for $4,000 – $6,000.

Next are two pieces worn by Beyoncé . The first is the headpiece from the “Lemonade” music video, it’s estimated to sell for $4,000 – $6,000. The second is the latex dress from the “Green Light” video, it’s also estimated to sell for $4,000 – $6,000.

And the gold catsuit worn by Rihanna in the “Rude Boy” music video. It’s estimated to sell for $4,000 – $6,000.

Finally, George Michael’s stage worn “Cover to Cover” tour jacket. It’s a bright orange crepe wool collarless jacket. It’s estimated to sell for $8,000 – $12,000. Also from George Michael, his L.A. Police uniform from his controversial “Outside” music video. It’s estimated to sell for $10,000 – $15,000.

Founded in 1985 by Joseph Maddalena, Profiles in History is the world’s largest auctioneer & dealer of original Hollywood Memorabilia, historical autographs, letters, documents, vintage signed photographs and manuscripts. Born into a family of antiques dealers in Rhode Island, Joseph “Joe” Maddalena learned early on how to turn his passion of collecting historical autographs into a career. Upon graduation from Pepperdine, Joe pursued his passion to become a full-time dealer of historical documents, and opened his first office in 1985. Profiles in History has held some of the most prestigious and successful auctions of Hollywood memorabilia and own virtually every Guinness Book record for prices of original screen-used memorabilia.  Highlights from their previous auctions include the “Cowardly Lion” costume from The Wizard of Oz ($805,000); Steve McQueen’s “Michael Delaney” racing suit from Le Mans  ($960,000); From the history-making Debbie Reynolds Auction in June 2011, Profiles in History sold the Marilyn Monroe “Subway” Dress from The Seven Year Itch for $5.52M and the Audrey Hepburn Ascot Dress from My Fair Lady for $4.44M. In February 2012, Profiles in History arranged the sale of a pair of Judy Garland screen-used Ruby Slippers from The Wizard of Oz  to the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. In addition, Joe Maddalena was the star of Hollywood Treasure, which aired on Syfy.  Hollywood Treasure took viewers into the fascinating world of showbiz and pop culture memorabilia.
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