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Elvis Presley’s iconic white jumpsuit breaks record, sells for over 1 million dollars

The jumpsuit, designed by Bill Belew, was sold by Kruse GWS Auction the entertainment memorabilia auction house specialising in celebrities. with an opening bid of $350,000 while the cape is going for $50,000.

September 06, 2021 / 03:15 PM IST
The jumpsuit, designed by Bill Belew, was sold by Kruse GWS Auction.

The jumpsuit, designed by Bill Belew, was sold by Kruse GWS Auction.


One of Elvis Presley‘s iconic white eyelet jumpsuit and cape worn by the legendary musician at a string of shows was sold for more than a million dollars.

The jumpsuit, designed by Bill Belew, was sold by Kruse GWS Auction the entertainment memorabilia auction house specialising in celebrities. with an opening bid of $350,000 while the cape is going for $50,000.

The Elvis Presley Eyelet Jumpsuit and Cape from his 1972 Madison Square Garden performances in New York have sold for $1,012,500, with the auction house reporting it as a world record price.

Besides, Kruse GWS Auctions has also collaborated with Presley’s ex-wife Priscilla and has begun taking live bids for a private lunch with her.

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"I thought, 'Why not be a part of it?'" says Priscilla. "I used to have a different opinion about these estate sales, but then as I got older I realized that you have to pass these things down to someone who'll really appreciate them," she told People in an interview.

A portion of the lunch auction will go to the Dream Foundation, which supports terminally ill adults and their families.

“She’s [Priscilla] just such a wealth of experience and knowledge. You don’t study and learn about Elvis without learning about Priscilla as well. Their names are synonymous,” Kruse GWS Auction said.
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first published: Sep 6, 2021 03:15 pm
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