Various hand-picked costumes that were once donned by the late-iconic pop star Michael Jackson will make their way around the globe beginning in June as part of the traveling Julien’s Auction House exhibition before the actual event is held this winter, according to Rolling Stone.
The costumes, which range from 50 to 100 pieces, were created by Jackson’s longtime costume designers and will be on display in Europe, Asia, and South America before going to the highest bidders in December, according to celebrity auctioneer Darren Julien.
The auction pieces will spark warm memories for many of Jackson’s fans and will feature such memorable items as the right-handed crystal studded glove, the red and black “Beat It” jacket worn during his “Dangerous” early nineties tour, the black spandex outfit from his “Scream” video and the breakaway suit he sported during his “Bad” tour in the late 80’s.
The exhibit is set to open on May 18 in Santiago, Chile, at the Museo de la Moda and will wind up back in the States in Beverly Hills, Calif., on December 2. According to Julien, many of Jackson’s garb were actually signed by him.
A portion of the traveling auction will benefit the Guide Dogs of America and the Nathan Adelson Hospice in Las Vegas.
Jackson’s untimely death at age 50 in June 2009 was the result of a lethal cocktail of sedatives and an overdose of the anesthetic propofol. The superstar’s personal physician Dr. Conrad Murray is currently serving a four-year prison term for the conviction of involuntary manslaughter.