MJ’s iconic ‘Thriller’ jacket fetches $1.8m at auction

London, June 27: A black and red calf leather jacket worn by the late Michael Jackson for his ‘Thriller’ video has fetched 1.8m dollars at an auction.

The jacket has been sold to a Texas gold trader who plans to use it to raise money for children’s hospitals worldwide.

The jacket, with winged shoulders was one of two used for the shoot and sold by Julien’s auction house in Beverly Hills, is in better condition and is signed on the sleeve by the late singer.

It was designed by Deborah Landis, the wife of the Thriller director, John Landis.

Jackson presented it to the vendors, Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush, his longtime costume designers.

It sold to Milton Verret of Austin, Texas, who bid in person against about a dozen others from around the world.

“It is one of the most important pieces of rock’n'roll memorabilia in history,” the Guardian quoted him as saying. (ANI)