Michael Jackson’s Wardrobe Archives Predictably Shiny and of Questionable Cleanliness

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"Makes me want to SCREAM." Photo: Courtesy of Julien's

Next month Julien's will auction off Michael Jackson's stuff, including a vast collection of his clothes dating from the eighties onward. They're fun to look at because they're practically all covered entirely in crystals or highly reflective beading, and shiny clothes are almost always more amusing than their matte counterparts. But they also amuse because of the questions they beg. How well were they cleaned? Do they smell? Who would want to find out? And, most important, who would want to blow hundreds or thousands to answer these questions? See a selection of the items hitting the auction block in the slideshow. You can view all 264 pages of catalog No. 5 here.