Hugh Hefner’s iconic red velvet tuxedo jacket is up for auction and expected to sell for $3,000
Hugh Hefner’s red velvet tuxedo jacket is up for auction and is expected to fetch $3,000.
The tuxedo jacket will be auctioned in Beverly Hills at the end of March as part of an ‘icon lot’ with pieces from Playboy, Hefner and Marilyn Monroe.
The tuxedo jacket comes alongside Hefner’s silk pajamas, slippers and his pipe. according to Julien’s Auctions.
“Hugh Hefner’s personal style and lifestyle choices became trend-setting,” the auction house said.
“This ensemble is not just a piece of history; it’s a slice of Hef’s glamorous lifestyle that set new standards for luxury and leisure in the ’60s, ’70s and ’80s.
The iconic pieces are estimated to cost somewhere between $2,000 and $3,000.
Among the other pieces up for auction are two Monroe dresses worn in Seven Year Itch, which are expected to fetch up to $200,000; and one shown in a LIFE magazine photo shoot, which could sell for up to $40,000.
Andy Warhol’s original screenprint ‘Playboy Bunny’ is also for sale.
An expected sales price was not given.
“Discover rare memorabilia, fashion treasures and iconic artifacts that capture the essence of an extraordinary era, and own a piece of history that continues to shape our modern world,” the auction house said.
The Playboy founder died in 2017 at the age of 91.
The millionaire died after the fight against E. coli and blood poisoningalso called blood poisoning, according to his death certificate.
He died in his famous mansion in Los Angeles.
His widow, Crystal Hefner, will reveal the “toxic objectification and misogyny” she experienced at the Playboy Mansion in her upcoming memoir, due out on the 23rd.
She had originally lied about her true feelings to protect her husband, but since his death she has changed her tune.
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