Michael Jackson’s Infamous ‘Thriller’ Jacket Is Up For Auction

Stills from Michael Jackson’s ’Thriller’ video.
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Julien’s Auctions of Beverly Hills is kicking off a Music Icons auction on June 25, which features items from legends such as Jimi Hendrix, Kurt Cobain and Johnny Cash. (You may have heard of one of those dudes before.) But the star of the show is quite clearly the undeniable holy grail of performance fashion memorabilia: Michael Jackson’s infamous red angular jacket from the ’Thriller’ music video. Bidding on the MJ-signed jacket starts at a cool $100,000 and is estimated to rake in double, maybe even quadruple, that. (There are very few things we could justify someone spending that type of money on fashion-wise. This MIGHT be one of them. What an icon!) Don’t have that kind of dough handy? That’sOK—we found some more pretty bananas items you could score for a little less moolah: a cow-hide Liberace jacket for lounging around the house, checkered pants worn on stage by Gene Simmons, a bustier signed by Madonna, and this totally ridic-amazing double-breasted lame suit Snoop Dogg wore in the video for “Sensual Seduction”. Too bad Snoop is too tall for our size… we’d take two. More pictures of MJ’s jacket after the jump!

The jacket worn by Michael Jackson in his ’Thriller’ music video.
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Michael Jackson’s signature on the jacket.
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