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Aretha Franklin’s Dresses To Be Auctioned Off

“A variety of dresses worn by Aretha Franklin will go up for bid on the second day of a music memorabilia auction scheduled for November 9 and 10 at the Hard Rock Café in New York City. The items, which include more than 30 stage-worn dresses and accessories, will be part of Julien’s Auctions’ “Icons & Idols: Rock-n-Roll” sale.

Among the pieces of apparel being auctioned are a knit jacket Franklin wore at the 1999 National Medal of Arts Ceremony; a black Oleg Cassini dress she sported during the 1993 Essence Awards; a light-green suit she donned for a TV appearance celebrating Oprah Winfrey‘s 40th birthday; a denim jacket given exclusively to crew members of the 1980 film The Blues Brothers; and a red-sequin dress created by designer Arnold Scaasi that Aretha wore in September 1991 at Radio City Music Hall.

The items are estimated to sell for between $800 and $4,000.”

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SOURCE: ABC NEWS RADIO ONLINE, Jamie McCarthy/Getty Images

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