From the Special Collection of Global Icon Janet Jackson
From the Special Collection of Global Icon Janet Jackson Limited Edition Catalogue

Julien’s Auctions, the auction house to the stars, proudly presents “From The Special Collection of Global Icon Janet Jackson”, the music auction event of the year honoring the enduring legacy of one of the most influential cultural figures of all time on Sunday, May 21st live in Hard Rock Cafe® New York and online at Julien’s Live.

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More than 800 illustrious items owned by one of the biggest-selling musical artists in history; five- time GRAMMY® Award winner; Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inducted singer, songwriter and producer; Academy Award / Golden Globe / Emmy nominated actor, Janet Jackson, representing her groundbreaking five-decade career in entertainment and her legendary inimitable style as one of the world’s most iconic women, will be offered to the public. A portion of the proceeds will benefit the child advocacy group Compassion International.

In launch of this momentous event, exclusive exhibition previews of this collection will take place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida beginning April 11th and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Atlantic City, New Jersey beginning May 8th as Janet Jackson kicks off her highly-anticipated “Together Again” tour of North America at Hard Rock Live at Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida on April 14th, leading up to her auction and celebration of Jackson’s birthday week.

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Dexter Wong white long-sleeve puckered shirtOn display and heading to the auction stage will be a dazzling collection of Jackson’s famous costumes worn in her iconic music videos, record-breaking world tours and acclaimed live television performances, as well as from her life away from the spotlight, such as select custom-made pieces from her personal wardrobe and beloved home furnishings. The range of items also includes her fashion defining red carpet ensembles worn to prestigious events such as the BET Awards, the Billboard Music Awards, and gala movie premieres, designed exclusively with premiere couture fashion houses including Alexander McQueen, Gianni Versace, Christian Louboutin, and many more.

Highlights of the auction include: a Dexter Wong white long-sleeve puckered shirt and an off-white faux-leather bikini top, worn by Jackson in the 1995 "Scream" music video with her brother Michael Jackson. Costing $7 million at the time, the music video was listed in the Guinness World Records as the most expensive music video ever made and received 11 MTV Video Music Award nominations that year; a Richard Tyler black coat with velvet lapels, worn by Jackson on her 1990 “Rhythm Nation” tour while performing her hit singles "Control" and "Nasty"; a pair of black suede cropped vests and a pair of black suede bell-bottomed pants custom-made for Jackson for her iconic 1993 "That's the Way Love Goes" music video; a yellow two-piece suit with thick shoulder pads and a red and yellow polka dotted scarf sewn into the left pocket worn by Jackson while performing "Alright" on The Jackson Family Honors TV special that aired on February 22nd, 1994 and “janet.” tour; a strapless below-the-knee dress with a white fold-over top and short black tie and a navy blue and white pinstripe skirt, worn to the Billboard Music Awards at MGM Grand, Las Vegas, on December 4th, 2006; sleeveless burgundy 2008 “Rock Witchu” tour worn jumpsuit with chain metal epauletsa Ralph Lauren white snakeskin top worn during press interviews to promote her 2001 album All For You ; a black and white pinstripe suit jacket worn by Jackson in her 1989 "Alright" music video with a black felt hat with black and white grosgrain hatband, which was also used in the “Velvet Rope” tour; a long-sleeve black leather and mesh dress with feather accents and a pair of knee-high boots with cutouts worn in her performance of "Doesn't Really Matter" at the 2000 MTV Video Music Awards at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on September 7th, 2000; a Christian Dior white denim jacket with silver-tone buttons and zippers worn during an appearance to promote her 2001 album All For You on BET's 106 & Park; a white button-down vest, waist cummerbund, and wide pants worn while performing "So Excited" on the Today show in 2006; a beige strapless bustier worn beneath a black cage contraption worn during a photoshoot to promote her 2008 Discipline album; a sleeveless burgundy 2008 “Rock Witchu” tour worn jumpsuit with chain metal epaulets, two microphone pockets, and a matching waistband with cascading chains and two long black hair pieces; an ivory off-shoulder Badgley Mischka gown with fur shoulder accents Jackson wore to the Vanity Fair party after the 2005 Academy Awards; a futuristic ensemble comprised of a metallic grey latex jumpsuit with beige mesh accents, a built-in black brassiere, and silver-tone epaulets with a matching belt of black metallic mesh, and a pair of matching Christian Louboutin high-heeled boots worn by Jackson in the opening sequence of her 2011 “Number Ones, Up Close and Personal” tour and more.

Additional items include an untitled panoramic painting of the Jackson family by acclaimed French artist Daniel Authouart; a Louis Vuitton Alzer 80 suitcase with monogram canvas with leather Louis Vuitton luggage tag; a Ralph Lauren Modern Icons collection bar cabinet and Ralph Lauren Modern Metropolis collection rosewood and leather bed frame, as well as other furniture, fine jewelry, stage props, road cases, personal clothing and household items.

Among the items expected to cause a stir will be Janet Jackson’s stunning 2003 Aston Martin V12 Vanquish. The luxury vehicle personally owned and driven by Jackson, features in the interior premium black leather seating with charcoal gray perforated leather inserts and is equipped with a DOHC 48-valve 6.0 liter 12-cylinder engine that is mated to a six-speed sequential gearbox, producing 460 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft of torque. Janet Jackson’s stunning 2003 Aston Martin V12 VanquishThe Vanquish was capable of reaching speeds of up to 200 miles per hour, and reached 60 miles per hour in 4.9 seconds.

Janet Jackson is one of the most influential entertainers of the modern era. Her music has won her 5 GRAMMY® Awards, 2 Emmy Awards, a Golden Globe Award, a nomination for an Academy Award along with dozens of American Music Awards, MTV Video Music Awards and Billboard Music Awards. She has received accolades as an actress as well, including the NAACP Best Supporting Actor award. Jackson is a published author, dancer, businessperson, philanthropist and one of the biggest-selling artists in popular music history. With sales of over 180 million records worldwide, Janet Jackson stands as one of the best-selling artists of all time with a string of hits that have left an indelible impression on pop culture. She is the record holder for the biggest selling debut tour in history and is the first woman to debut in the Top 10 of the Hot 100 charts. She also stands as one of only four artists to have a #1 album for four successive decades alongside Barbra Streisand, Bruce Springsteen and U2. Even today she continues to make an undeniable impact. In 2018, her single, “Made for Now” with Daddy Yankee, released by her own Rhythm Nation Records, hit #1 on the Dance Clubs Songs chart making it her 20th single on the chart in the span of her career. In 2019, she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame alongside her brothers and in that same year, her critically acclaimed Las Vegas residency, “Metamorphosis,” closed out to record breaking ticket sales with only 18 dates at the Park MGM's Park Theater.

On, January 28th, 2022, Janet Jackson’s self-titled documentary event averaged 3.1 million total viewers across its premiere airings on Lifetime and A&E. Janet Jackson. is cable’s best nonfiction debut in three years. The doc also accrued 3.7 million video views across Lifetime and A&E TV Everywhere On-Domain platforms. With all of the airings on linear and video views on digital, the documentary event reached over 15.7 million total viewers. On social media, #JanetJacksonDoc ranked #1 across all broadcast and cable television during its premiere nights. Dolce & Gabbana coat worn to promote Velvet Rope tourThe program garnered 1.1 million interactions throughout airings over the weekend, according to Talkwalker*. #JanetJacksondoc was the top social program over the last year for Lifetime and A&E, and the most social program for Lifetime and A&E, and the most social program for Lifetime since Surviving R. Kelly. Janet Jackson is among the biggest Vegas performers of this decade, ahead of Celine Dion (2011), Britney Spears (2013) and the Backstreet Boys (2017).

On February 4th, 2021, Janet Jackson’s iconic mega platinum-selling third album Control turned 35. The album also returned to the top of the charts, hitting #1 on the Apple Top 40 US Pop Album chart. Led by five chart-busting hit singles — “What Have You Done for Me Lately,” “Nasty,” “Control,” “When I Think Of You,” —with their complementary, tightly choreographed music videos — and “Let’s Wait Awhile,” Control became Jackson’s first No. 1 Pop album. The album also made Billboard chart history for having the longest continuous run on the Hot 100 with singles from one album, ultimately tallying a remarkable 65 consecutive weeks from that perch. To date, Control has sold more than 10 million copies worldwide.  It was also the #1 trending hashtag on Twitter on January 28th, 2022.

As a testament to Janet Jackson’s legacy, her album Control rose to #1 on the iTunes US pop chart following the premiere of the doc. Currently, three of her albums – Control, Design of a Decade and Rhythm Nation – have entered the Top 10 on the iTunes US Chart. Eight albums in the Top 20 iTunes US Pop Chart belong to Jackson with Control #1, Design of a Decade ranking as #2, The Velvet Rope as #5, Best of Number Ones as #5, Unbreakable as #7 and Damita Jo #10 in the top 10 alone. Additionally, on the US R&B and Soul chart, Rhythm Nation and self-titled Janet albums took the top two positions. Janet Jackson’s music videos filled all slots of the top 10 US pop videos on the iTunes downloads following the airing of the documentary with That’s the Way Love Goes, All for You, Rhythm Nation, If, You Want This, Again, Control, Miss You Much, Escapade and The Pleasure Principle. Janet Jackson also debuted the new song Luv I Luv, at the conclusion of the documentary. She recently announced Lifetime and A&E have greenlit a continuation of the extraordinary and historic story of Janet Jackson. “Janet Jackson: Family First” will chronicle the legendary singer, songwriter, producer, author, actor, philanthropist, and global icon as she embarks on her 2023 “Together Again” tour, and her collaboration with brother Randy Jackson to reunite the family band after 40 years since their last performance.

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