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North West now owns a slice of pop culture history.

As a Christmas present for her six-year-old daughter, Kim Kardashian purchased a custom velvet jacket worn by Michael Jackson to Elizabeth Taylor’s 65th birthday party in 1997 and again at a screening of his movie Ghosts.

“North is a really big Michael Jackson fan and we knew she would love this,” Kardashian, 39, said on her Instagram story. “We won this on an auction for Northie for Christmas.”


Kardashian made the winning bid of US$94,779 ($143,000) at the auction held by Julien’s Auctions in October, according to E! News. It was only expected to sell for between US$15,000 and US$30,000, Julien’s said ahead of the auction.

Some alterations were made to the jacket so that it could fit North now. The body and sleeves can be lengthened again as she grows up.

The jacket was designed by Jackson’s longtime fashion collaborators Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush and features a vine motif, white stones, pearls and rhinestone tassels, according to Julien’s.

North is already building a wardrobe to envy, including a $10,000 Hermès Birkin bag.

The seven-year-old is the eldest daughter of Kim and Kanye, who also have four-year-old son Saint, one-year-old daughter Chicago and seven-month-old son Psalm.


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