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DESTINY’S CHILD, WHITNEY HOUSTON, CHER, MADONNA, AND MORE ANNOUNCED AS MARQUEE HEADLINERS FOR JULIEN’S AUCTIONS’ THREE-DAY MUSIC ICONS EVENT
A COLLECTION OF PROPERTY FROM DESTINY’S CHILD INCLUDING THE GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING SUPERGROUP’S “INDEPENDENT WOMEN PART 1” MUSIC VIDEO WORN CUSTOM-MADE COSTUMES AND PERFORMANCE COSTUMES WORN ON THE TONIGHT SHOW, BET AWARDS, MTV EUROPEAN MUSIC AWARDS, VH1 DIVAS 2000: A TRIBUTE TO DIANA ROSS, VH1 VOGUE FASHION AWARDS, CAPITAL FM PARTY IN THE PARK FOR THE PRINCE’S TRUST, AS WELL AS STUDIO GEAR, MEMORABILIA, PERSONAL ITEMS AND MORE TO BE OFFERED
Plus, Cher’s “If I Could Turn Back Time,” Bob Mackie Bodysuit and Motorcycle Jacket, Whitney Houston’s Embellished Flesh Tone Chiffon Atelier Versace Gown, Madonna’s “Evita” Costume and Couture Worn on Stage, Screen and Red Carpets by Lady Gaga, Jennifer Lopez, Jennifer Hudson, Rita Ora, and More Among Top Highlights
A Portion of the Proceeds of Destiny’s Child Collection to Benefit MusiCares®, a Partner of the Recording Academy®
FRIDAY, JUNE 11th, SATURDAY, JUNE 12th AND SUNDAY, JUNE 13th, 2021
Los Angeles, California – (March 29th, 2021) – Julien’s Auctions announced today MUSIC ICONS, the world record-breaking auction house to the stars’ annual music extravaganza taking place three days on Friday, June 11th, Saturday, June 12th and Sunday, June 13th 2021 live at Julien’s Auctions in Beverly Hills and online at juliensauctions.com.
The initial lineup of auction headliners announced during this year’s Women’s History Month celebration stars a who’s who of trailblazing sheroes whose splendid artistry, ground breaking careers, and unprecedented achievements have changed the music industry and broken-down doors for the next generation of music icons who followed their extraordinary paths.
(photo above: “Independent Women Part 1” music video costumes left to right worn by Beyoncé Knowles, Kelly Rowland and Michelle Williams of Destiny’s Child)
Headlining this marquee of powerhouse female music icons will be a sensational collection of items from Destiny’s Child’s GRAMMY Award-winning career. Over 100 lots owned and used by the R&B/pop supergroup’s most famous lineup of members: Kelly Rowland, Michelle Williams and Beyoncé Knowles, with 28 GRAMMYs recently made history as the top GRAMMY-winning woman and breaking other records including tying with super-producer Quincy Jones for the most GRAMMY wins, will be presented, along with items from original members of the group. A portion of proceeds of this collection will benefit MusiCares, the leading music industry charity, to provide aid to music people devastated by COVID-19. MusiCares provides the music community a support system of health and human services across a spectrum of need including physical and mental health, addiction recovery, unforeseen personal emergencies and disaster relief.
(photo left to right: costumes worn by Beyoncé Knowles and Kelly Rowland at the BET Awards show in Las Vegas and at Capital FM Party in the Park for the Prince’s Trust in 2000)
Destiny’s Child’s spectacular costumes and wardrobe designed by Tina Knowles-Lawson from their pop culture defining television and music video performances and appearances, custom-made red carpet and event worn ensembles, as well as personal items, accessories, studio gear and memorabilia will take the auction stage. Top lots include (with estimates): a white leather Gianni Versace bodice worn by Destiny’s Child while performing “Survivor” in San Remo circa 2002 ($8,000 - $10,000);
a black leather mini skirt embellished with silver tone studs worn by Destiny’s Child to the 1998 MTV European Music Awards in Milan, Italy and while performing “Ghetto Superstar” with Pras at the event ($600 - $800); custom-made gold leather costumes worn by Destiny’s Child on stage during the VH1 Divas 2000: A Tribute to Diana Ross at the Theater at Madison Square Garden in New York and while performing at the TMF Awards at Ahoy in Rotterdam, Netherlands in 2000 including a 1960s style mini dress with cutouts to the sides, a sleeveless cropped top and bell bottom trousers and a pair of bell bottom trousers with white faceted glass trim ($3,000 - $5,000); a trio of custom-made leather bodices stage worn by Destiny’s Child while performing on The Tonight Show in 2000 ($4,000 - $6,000); custom-made magenta fringed suede costumes stage worn by Destiny’s Child while performing at the BET Awards show, in Las Vegas and at Capital FM Party in the Park for the Prince’s Trust in 2001 in London ($4,000 - $6,000);
Destiny’s Child’s “Independent Women Part 1” music video custom-made metallic red and silver leather jumpsuit costumes ($4,000 - $6,000); a group of custom-made black leather costumes with white faceted glass embellishment worn by Destiny’s Child, while performing during the Summer Jam 2000 at Riverport Amphitheatre in Maryland Heights ($4,000 - $6,000); Destiny’s Child’s custom-made white leather bodices embellished with scattered white faceted glass worn while performing “Independent Women” at the 2000 VH1 Vogue Fashion Awards ($4,000 - $6,000); a figure hugging black leather dress worn by Destiny’s Child in a 2001 photo shoot that was featured in multiple magazines and on the August 2001 cover of Sophisticate’s Black Hair Styles and Care Guide ($4,000 - $6,000); custom-made white leather costumes stage worn by Destiny’s Child while performing at The 69th Annual Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting in New York City in 2001 ($1,000 - $2,000); an embellished figure hugging emerald green custom-made gown worn by Destiny’s Child to the GRAMMY Awards in 2001 where Destiny’s Child won five GRAMMY Awards ($1,000 - $2,000); Destiny’s Child’s Avid C/24 mixing controller together with a custom-made console ($2,000 - $4,000); the band’s studio used Miktek CV4 microphone ($1,000 - $2,000); a pair of cherry red bikini tops with metallic flecks worn by Destiny’s Child while performing at for a photograph at MTV’s Spring Break 2000 in Cancun, Mexico ($1,000 - $2,000) and more.
(photos from top left to right: Beyoncé Knowles’ white “Survivor” leather fringe Versace bodice, custom-made leather bodices worn by Beyoncé Knowles, Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland while performing on The Tonight Show, gold leather costumes worn by Beyoncé Knowles, Michelle Williams and Kelly Rowland during the VH1 Divas 2000: A Tribute to Diana Ross).
Selling over 150 million records worldwide, Destiny’s Child is considered one of the greatest female acts of all time whose five studio albums, their 1997 self-titled debut, 1999’s The Writing’s on the Wall, 2001’s Survivor, 2004’s Destiny Fulfilled and their 2005 greatest hits album #1s, brought the world their smash hit singles and female empowerment anthems accompanied by their music videos that featured their spectacular choreography and distinctive, iconoclastic fashion style, including “No, No, No,” “Survivor,” “Jumpin’ Jumpin,” “Lose My Breath,” “Soldier,” as well as their number-one hits, “Bills, Bills, Bills,” “Say My Name,” “Bootylicious,” and “Independent Woman Part 1,” the theme song from the Charlie’s Angels film soundtrack, which spent eleven consecutive weeks at number one on the Billboard Hot 100 and became the longest running number one single of that year.
(Photo left: Emerald green custom-made gown worn by Michelle Williams to the Grammy Awards in 2001)
Destiny’s Child’s numerous awards and accolades include three GRAMMY awards and fourteen GRAMMY nominations, four American Music Awards, eleven Billboard Music Awards, two BET Awards, a Hollywood Walk of Fame, two MTV Video Music Awards, five NAACP Image Awards, six World Music Awards, induction into the Young Hollywood Hall of Fame, a Guinness World Record for longest-running number-one song on the Hot 100 by a girl group and more.
(photo right: Kelly Rowland’s Rockefeller Center tree lighting costume)
An exciting highlight of the auction will be the appearance of one of Cher’s most signature looks –a black jersey and net cut out bodysuit and matching black motorcycle jacket immortalized in her iconic hit song and music video, “If I Could Turn Back Time.” The sparkling pink and white punched stoned ensemble designed by legendary designer Bob Mackie has been worn by the pop diva during numerous concert performances and was originally sold by Julien’s Auctions in Property From the Collection of Cher auction in 2006 for $60,000, thirty times its original estimate (photo left). The buyer has re-consigned this ensemble to Julien’s upcoming Music Icons auction while another famous Cher fashion statement-making outfit, her custom-made Bob Mackie Ray Aghayan slender-fitting striped jersey halter gown worn while performing “Top of the World” with husband Sonny Bono on The Sonny & Cher Comedy Hour, will head to the auction stage.
Another showstopper comes from one of the most lauded female artists of all time, Whitney Houston, whose embellished flesh tone chiffon Atelier Versace gown (estimate: $20,000 - $30,000), will dazzle the stage (photo right). The six-time GRAMMY Award-winning music and fashion icon wore this figure-hugging gown with a train while performing in Paris on July 6th, 1998. The thigh side slit shimmering gold gossamer gown with ruched straps is embellished with gold tone micro beading and gold bullion in a vine and floral motif and scattered topaz colored iridescent glass.
Also, from the Star Wars history books comes one of the most surprising new discoveries in recent years: the original costume illustrations by legendary designer, Bob Mackie, for the Star Wars Holiday Special. The 1978 television special was considered the most controversial Star Wars release of all time and was broadcast only once on television with the special still not made available today via streaming or DVD. For the first time ever, this collection of eight one of a kind original hand illustrated costume designs by the Emmy Award-winning designer, which has been held in Mackie’s personal archives for over 40 years, will be offered at auction.
“Julien’s Auctions salutes these extraordinary women and their breathtaking achievements by offering these iconic pieces from their groundbreaking music careers and their history making contributions to culture and society,” said Darren Julien, President/Chief Executive Officer of Julien’s Auctions. “From Destiny’s Child to Cher, these highly collectible pieces shaped not only pop culture but also the narrative about female empowerment and the elevation of women in the world.”
(photo right: Beyoncé Knowles’ custom-made silver leather bodice)
“It’s an absolute honor to celebrate these female music icons, in partnership with Julien’s Auctions, with their generous offerings supporting the work we do at MusiCares,” said Laura Segura, Executive Director of MusiCares. “The money raised from this auction will support our ongoing COVID-19 relief efforts and beyond –all to help music people keep the music playing.”
More items up for auction at Julien’s MUSIC ICONS event will be announced in the coming weeks.
(photo below: Destiny Child’s mixing console)
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