Did you ever get the urge to dance on the deck of an historic battleship, but you just didn’t have the outfit for it? Well, you’re in luck: One of Cher‘s “If I Could Turn Back Time” outfits is going on the auction block.
Juliens Auctions is hosting a three-day Music Icons sale of memorabilia this June, and the outfit is among the items up for sale. Designed by Bob Mackie, the jersey-and-fishnet bodysuit and matching motorcycle jacket is an ensemble that Cher wore onstage many times while singing her 1989 hit. It was originally sold by Juliens Auctions for $60,000 back in 2006, and now that buyer is re-selling it.
Mind you, this isn’t the actual ensemble that Cher wore in the controversial “If I Could Turn Back Time” video — it isn’t quite so revealing — but it’s still pretty skimpy. A gown the diva wore on The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour is also up for sale, as is an Atelier Versace gown worn by Whitney Houston at a 1998 concert in Paris.
Other items in the auction include a floral print crepe dress Madonna wore in the 1996 film Evita, and a blue coat dress Lady Gaga wore when she performed with Elton John at Tower Records in L.A. in 2016.
The highlight of the auction, however, is a massive collection of clothing and memorabilia from Destiny’s Child: Over 100 lots of fabulous costumes from Beyonce, Kelly and Michelle, and even some of their recording equipment are up for grabs. A portion of the proceeds from those items will go to MusiCares, the Recording Academy’s charity.
For details on how to register to bid and more, visit JuliensAuctions.com.
By Andrea Dresdale
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