Gucci tracksuit belonging to Sir Elton John expected to sell for thousands at auction

Customised black velvet bomber jacket owned by Sir Tom Jones will also go on sale at auction in Beverly Hills

Sabrina Barr@fabsab5
Monday 10 August 2020 13:23
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A Gucci tracksuit owned by Sir Elton John is expected to sell for thousands of pounds when it is put up for auction next month.

Auction house Julien’s Auctions is hosting the MusiCares Charity Auction in Beverly Hills, California in September, where several artefacts belonging to famous figures from the music industry will be made available.

MusiCares is a charity that was set up by the Recording Academy to provide support for people in the music industry.

Proceeds from the auction, which is scheduled to take place on 9 September, will be shared between MusiCares and the Grand Ole Opry Trust Fund, which offers financial assistance to individuals in the country music industry.

One of the items being auctioned the metallic blue tracksuit belonging to Sir John and designed by Gucci, which features the Italian fashion house’s name on the sleeve of the jacket.

The garment currently has a guide price of between £3,000 and £4,600.

Another item being put up for auction is a black velvet bomber jacket owned by Sir Tom Jones, which is embroidered with the singer’s first name in gold, which is expected to sell for a similar amount.

An outfit worn by former Black Sabbath singer Ozzy Osbourne, which includes a black top and trousers, is expected to sell for between £4,600 and £6,100, although this could increase by an additional £3,800 if the buyer also purchases the musician’s signature round glasses.

Furthermore, a kaftan worn by Barbra Streisand in the 2004 film Meet the Fockers could sell for between £2,300 to £3,800.

(Julien’s Auctions/PA Wire)

A black leather jacket worn by John Stamos while filming sitcom Full House is likely to sell for around £4,600 to £6,100, Julien’s Auctions said.

The item of clothing comes with a handwritten postcard from the actor, which states: “One of my fav leather jackets from Full House. Hate to part with it but anything for MusiCares.”

(Julien’s Auctions/PA Wire)

This year, Sir John celebrated his 30th year of sobriety.

In a post shared on Instagram to mark the milestone, the singer claimed that he would “be dead” if he hadn’t quit drugs and alcohol three decades ago.

“Reflecting on the most magical day having celebrated my 30th Sobriety Birthday,” the 73-year-old wrote in the caption.

“If I hadn’t finally taken the big step of asking for help 30 years ago, I’d be dead. Thank you from the bottom of my heart to all the people who have inspired and supported me along the way.”

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