Over 30 dresses and accessories worn by late Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin were auctioned off over the weekend.
Julien’s Auctions in New York City held a two-day “Icons & Idols: Rock-N-Roll” auction at the Hard Rock Café on November 9 and 10. The auction sold over 30 items, including Franklin’s pink silk two-piece Bill Blass-designed gown worn at the Duets concert AIDS benefit in 1993, which fetched $10,000, according to Detroit Free Press.
A romper made of black silk chiffon embellished with sequins and embroidery and a ruffled red silk taffeta knee-length vest with matching romper worn by Franklin at Radio City Music Hall on September 13, 1991, sold for $7,500.
A strapless white silk evening gown with a ivory satin evening coat worn by Franklin at the Arista Records pre-party for the 40th Annual Grammy Awards in February 1998 and onstage that night at Radio City Music Hall when she sang to Luciano Pavarotti sold for $8,750.
The auction also featured more than 800 historical items from music legends Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, Elvis Presley, The Beatles, and the Queen of Pop, Madonna.
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