LOS ANGELES – The Prince’s Trust believes that every young person deserves the chance to succeed. So, to raise funds for its work it is auctioning a collection of spectacular showbiz outfits of leading musicians and actors with Julien’s Auctions’ Icons & Idols: Rock-N-Roll auction event on Saturday, Nov. 10, live at Hard Rock Café in New York. A marquee lineup featuring items donated by Britney Spears, Lionel Richie, Mick Jagger, Rod Stewart, Joan Collins, Sharon and Ozzy Osbourne and others will star on the auction stage. Absentee and Internet live bidding is available through LiveAuctioneers.
The mission of The Prince’s Trust is to help 11- to 30-year-olds who are unemployed or struggling at school, to transform their lives. The program helps with practical advice and financial support, building confidence and stabilizing lives, helping young people to achieve their potential. Founded by HRH The Prince of Wales, the charity has helped some 900,000 young people since 1976 and supports 100 more each day. The sale by Julien’s Auctions will provide 100 percent of hammer price directly to the charity.
Celebrity memorabilia is one of the most buoyant parts of the collectibles market at auction says Darren Julien, chairman of the company that will be selling these glamorous items: “If you have always wanted to own something worn by one of your heroes, a rock music legend, actor or performer, this is your opportunity to achieve that dream while assisting The Prince’s Trust to help do something great for young people in Britain.”
The following are a few of the many highlights:
– Custom-made black leather motorcycle jacket with “The Rolling Stones” on one sleeve, four tongue and lips logo on the other, and a tongue and lips logo on the back. Mick Jagger has donated the jacket and signed the back in black marker “Best Wishes Mick Jagger X.” Estimate: $4,000-6,000.
– Ozzy Osbourne stage-worn caftan with gold embroidered designs of skulls and crosses with bat wings, embellished with black rhinestones. The custom-made caftan donated by Ozzy Osbourne has shoulder pad inserts and closes with Velcro fasteners on the front. Estimate: $3,000-$5,000.
– A Gibson SG 50th Anniversary guitar in white signed on the body in black marker by Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey and donated by the founding members of the Who. Estimate: $2,000-4,000.
– Britney Spears I Wanna Go music video ensemble consisting consisting of a white leather jacket, a black ruffled miniskirt from Ashton Michael, a Beach Bunny red and white polka dot bikini top with white fringe and red bow detail, a pair of aviator sunglasses and a pair of Vivienne Westwood multicolored checkered socks, all donated by Britney Spears’ stylist David Thomas. Estimate: $2,000-4,000.
– Actress Joan Collins donated a Nolan Miller couture evening coat, a satin scarlet double-breasted trench coat she wore to the opening night of La Cage aux Folles in New York in 2004. Miller designed the costumes for Collins’ role in Dynasty (ABC, 1981-1989). Estimate $1,000-2,000.
– Blue waistcoat with black lapels and buttons worn on stage and donated by Eric Clapton. Estimate: $4,000-$6,000
The items for sale were all worn during the performance careers of this star-studded cast of singers and actors, all of whom have a huge international following with many millions of fans. Their support for The Prince’s Trust is evidence of their great respect for the work of the trust in changing lives.