Aretha Franklin’s Performance Gowns Sold At Auction

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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