A leather jacket worn by Michael Jackson in a famous 1984 Pepsi commercial fetched over $300,000 at a London auction, highlighting the enduring legacy of the pop icon’s influence on fashion and culture.
The black-and-white jacket, iconic for its appearance in Jackson’s Pepsi commercial, was sold for $306,000, exceeding its initial estimate of $250,000 to $500,000.
The auction featured over 200 pieces of music memorabilia, including items from George Michael and Amy Winehouse.
Pop Culture Significance
Worn during the first in a series of Pepsi commercials by Jackson, the jacket is part of a larger legacy of the singer’s influential style.
These commercials are also remembered for a separate incident where Jackson’s hair caught fire, causing him significant injuries.
The auction also included memorabilia from other music legends like David Bowie, Oasis, and The Beatles.
With information from Fox Business