- 11 Sep 18
The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin's stage worn dresses, hats and accessories are set to reign the auction stage at Hard Rock Cafe in New York on 10 November.
Julien’s Auctions, the world-record breaking auction house, will honour one of the greatest singers of all time, 'The Queen of Soul', with property from the career of Aretha Franklin going under the hammer both in person in New York and online at juliensauctions.com.
Over 30 stage worn dresses and accessories worn by the eighteen time Grammy award winning singer/songwriter and one of the best-selling musical artists of all time who sold more than 75 million records worldwide, will take the auction stage as part of Julien’s Auctions’ two-day music extravaganza Icons & Idols: Rock N Roll taking place Friday, 9 November and Saturday, November 10. The full lineup will be announced on a future date.
“Julien’s Auctions is honored to present this auction event celebrating the tremendous talents, power and grace of America’s greatest singer of all time, Aretha Franklin,” said Irihs-born Martin Nolan, Executive Director of Julien’s Auctions.
“On and off the stage, Ms. Franklin was also a great fashion legend and this collection of her most show stopping looks demonstrates why she was not only the queen of soul but the queen of style.”
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Highlights include (various estimates from $800-$4,000) include a red with sequined interior dress designed by Arnold Scassi with a matching sequin romper worn on stage Sept 13, 1991 at Radio City music Hall; a St. John knit jacket worn Sept 29, 1999 at the National Medal of Arts Ceremony with President Clinton in Washington D.C.
There also the following going under the hammer: a black Oleg Cassini dress worn at the ESSENCE Awards in 1993 with Lena Horne and Tina Turner; a denim jacket given only to the crew members of The Blues Brothers; a Judith Ann Plus dress worn in concert and on the cover of Jet magazine; a pink beaded bustier and pink skirt worn April 17, 1993 in the Duets Concert AIDS benefit for the Gay Men’s health crisis, that included artists and celebrities Clive Davis, Rod Stewart, Dustin Hoffman, Bonnie Raitt, Gloria Estefan, Barry Manilow, Smokey Robinson and Robert DeNiro;
Also up for auction are the following: a Jean Claude Jitrois, designer to Beyoncé, Kylie Jenner and others, silver leather jumpsuit with clear plastic circles inserted; a light green suit worn on TV for Oprah Winfrey’s 40th birthday; sketches including a Bill Beleu costume design of a strapless dress with high slit and a translucent overcoat that Franklin wore to the 1983 American Music Awards when she won Favorite Soul/R&B album and a Bill Beleu design of a sparkling black dress with a high slit and asymmetrical sleeves as well as hats, shoes and more.
If you've deep pockets, you can register to bid in this online auction and can be done in person at the exhibition, or online before the sale at the JuliensAuctions.com Registration page to bid by phone, proxy or in person, or online at JuliensLive.com to bid live online, or by calling (310) 836-1818.
There are four ways to bid in this sale:
Bid through Julien's Auctions Online Live in Real Time at JuliensLive.com.
Bid over the telephone through an auction house representative.
Submit a bid in person at the Hard Rock Café.
Enter Absentee bids. Absentee bid forms are included in the back of each catalogue, and are also available by calling Julien's Auctions or online at www.juliensauctions.com .
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