Michael Jackson's crystal glove set to make more than 250,000 at auction
17:53 GMT, 14 May 2012
Some of Michael Jackson's signature fashion wares, including one of his right-handed crystal gloves are set to go under the hammer.
It is expected that the sparkling accessory will fetch in excess of 250,000 – the price paid for an almost identical lot item back in 2009.
Other pieces up for sale include Jackson's Captain EO shirt, the black spandex outfit from his 'Scream' video and the breakaway suit he wore during his BAD tour in the late 1980s.
It is expected that Michael Jackson's right-handed crystal glove will fetch in excess of 250,000 when it goes to auction later this year
Before going to auction this December
the entire collection will be showcased at various locations across
Europe, Asia and South America.
Many of the costumes and personal fashion effects haven't been seen in public since the 50-year-old died on June 25, 2009.
All were created by LA-based designers Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush, his longtime costumiers.
The Icons and Idols exhibit will open on May
18at the Museo De La Moda in Santiago, Chile and the final sale
will take place at Julien’s Auctions on December 2 in their Beverly
Hills, California gallery.
Born to perform: Many of Michael Jackson's stage costumes were created by L.A.-based designers Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush
spokesperson from the auction house said: 'There is no doubt that
Michael Jackson was a global fashion icon as well as award winning and
wardrobe dictated many of the styles throughout the last few decades.
Jackson played a very intimate role in the designs and completion of
every costume and piece of clothing he wore both on stage and in his
A portion of the proceeds of the auction will benefit two charities, Guide Dogs of America and Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas.
Bush will also launch an illustrated book 'Dressing Michael Jackson: Behind the Seams of a Fashion Icon'
this October, which details the costumes, apparel, shoes and accessories worn by
Dressed to thrill: A jacket worn by Jackson on stage for the opening of the BAD concert tour (left) and a cover-up used on stage during the 1992-1993 Dangerous Tour (right)
Jackson's History costume consisting of a jacket with hanging belt and denim pants