Kim Kardashian buys Janet Jackson’s If music video ensemble for $25,000

Kim Kardashian is a major fan of Janet Jackson.

In honour of the singer’s 55th birthday over the weekend, the Keeping Up with the Kardashians star revealed that she recently purchased an ensemble Jackson wore in her ‘If’ music video back in 1993.

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“Happy birthday queen!” Kardashian wrote on her Instagram Story, alongside a clip of Jackson wearing the ensemble. “For @janetjackson’s bday bc I’m such a fan I can’t believe I won this on juliens_auctions.”

The outfit was purchased for US$25,000 (approx. $32,000).

Jackson responded shortly after, writing to her own Story, “Thank u so much @kimkardashian! I hope ‘IF’ gives u as much pleasure as it did me.”

Several costumes Jackson wore in a number of music videos over the years were auctioned off over the weekend, with a portion of the proceeds going toward Compassion International, an organisation that helps children escape from poverty.

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Jackson partnered with Julien’s Auctions to sell more than 1,000 items from her career and personal treasures. According to Julien’s Auctions, other items sold included her black circular bubble textured fabric long-sleeve shirt, black patent leather pants and black patent leather over-the-ankle boots from the music video ‘Scream’ with brother Michael Jackson — which sold for a total of US$125,000 (approx. $161,000) on Saturday.

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Jackson’s original jacket from her 1990 Rhythm Nation Tour along with a black “1814” cap and black satin gloves was sold for US$81,250 (approx. $104,000), while her silver hoop earring suspending a key worn at the 1987 Soul Train Awards and her Rhythm Nation Tour sold for US$43,750 (approx. $56,000).

The auction, called “Iconic Treasures From the Legendary Career and Life of Janet Jackson”, ended on Sunday (Jackson’s birthday).

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