You now have the opportunity to shop into Aretha Franklin’s closet due to an upcoming auction where items from the “Queen of Soul” will be displayed.
Several items belonging to Franklin will be available at the “Icons & Idols: Rock ‘n’ Roll,” a free event which opens to the public from November 5-9, The Detroit News reports. The event will take place in New York City at the Hard Rock Cafe in Times Square.
The auction, which will take place on November 9-10 includes 824 items belonging to some of the most famous rock stars, including Madonna, David Bowie, Kurt Cobain and Prince.
60 pieces of Franklin’s personal items were donated from a private collector who bought the memorabilia in 2011.
“After she passed away, we got 60 items from a collector,” said Martin Nolan, Executive Director of Julien’s Auctions. “It was just in time for the auction catalog.
Franklin succumbed to pancreatic cancer after a years-long battle on August 16, 2018. The celebrated icon was honored with a funeral service fit for royalty, complete with a pink Cadillac motorcade and performances by Ariana Grande, Faith Hill, Yolanda Adams and Jennifer Hudson.
Known for her exquisite style, Franklin’s wardrobe included bright colors, beautiful beaded gowns along with furs, sequins and feathers.
Some of Franklin’s most iconic pieces will be up for grabs including a pearl-encrusted black sheath with a matching jacket she wore to the Essence awards in 1993 and a white satin floor-length gown with gold appliqués which Franklin wore to perform at President Clinton’s second inauguration. The auction will also include the black and white jacket she wore when Clinton awarded her with the National Medal of Arts in 1999.