Kim Kardashian Buys Janet Jackson 'If' Outfit At Auction For $25,000

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May. 20 2021, Published 9:45 a.m. ET

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Her biggest fan? Kim Kardashian purchased an iconic part of Janet Jackson's legacy to celebrate the "When I Think Of You" singer's 55th birthday. 

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The 40-year-old nabbed the black crop top with fake bone detailing and lace-up black pants from her 1993 "If" music video.

"Happy birthday queen!" Kardashian wrote on a since-removed Instagram Story with a clip of Jackson in the outfit. "For @janetjackson's bday bc I'm such a fan I can't believe I won this on juliens_auctions."  

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"Thank u so much @kimkardashian! I hope 'IF' gives u as much pleasure as it did me," Jackson responded.

The outfit sold for $25,000 as part of the three-day "Iconic Treasures From the Legendary Career and Life of Janet Jackson" action to commemorate Jackson's birthday.

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"Can't believe this will be the last time I'll see some of these items, but it's for a good cause," Jackson said earlier this month when she announced the sale.

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"I’ve partnered with @JuliensAuctions to sell over 1000 items from my career & personal treasures. A portion of the proceeds will go to @compassion International," Jackson announced. The items included memorabilia from tours and music videos, and even some childhood relics. 

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"This was the best outfit I’d ever seen up to that point & maybe still is," one fan noted when the outfit sold. 

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"Congrats to Kim K.  For the win!!!" a second user said. 

"This outfit is so iconic!" a third gushed. 

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Jackson also shared a moment from the auction when fans sang "Happy Birthday" as she virtually tuned in. "Thank u guys for all the birthday luv!" she gushed. "I luv u so much 😘😘😘." 

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Kim has previously purchased items from the Jackson family in the past. In 2017, she revealed that she and soon-to-be-ex-husband Kanye West had purchased the white fedora Michael Jackson wore in his "Smooth Criminal" music video as well as a jacket worn by the late singer for their daughter North.  

According to Page Six, Kim even dated Michael's nephew T.J. Jackson as a teen. 


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