Kim Kardashian West spent $ 25,000 on one of Janet Jackson’s old outfits.
The 40-year-old reality star is a big fan of hitmaker “When I Think Of You” and announced on the singer’s 55th birthday on Sunday (May 16, 21) that she had recently splattered the costume that her idol was wearing contributed music video for ‘If’ in 1993.
Kim shared a clip of Janet wearing the outfit on her Instagram story, saying, “Happy Birthday Queen! I’m such a fan of @janetjackson’s birthday that I can’t believe I got this on juliens_auctions won. (Sic) “
Janet was thrilled that the outfit – a custom-made cropped suede top with fake bone detailing and black lace-up pants in the front – had gone to a good home.
She replied to her own Instagram story with three kissing-face emojis and wrote, “Thank you @kimkardashian! I hope ‘IF’ you enjoy as much as I do (sic).”
Just two days before her birthday, Julien’s Auctions had confirmed the sale price for the outfit, which was part of their three-day “Iconic Treasures from the Legendary Career and Life of Janet Jackson” sale in honor of the star’s birthday.
A portion of the proceeds from the auction will be donated to Compassion International, an international organization that provides humanitarian aid to children in need.
Janet recently said, “I can’t believe this will be the last time I’ll see some of these items, but it’s for a good cause.”
In 2017, Keeping Up With The Kardashians star and then-husband Kanye West, whom they separated from that February, bought more Jackson family memorabilia when they purchased a one-of-a-kind jacket previously worn by Janet’s Late Brother Michael Jackson for her daughter North, now seven, and the white fedora he donned in the 1988 video “Smooth Criminal”.