Kim Kardashian Buys Janet Jackson 'If' Outfit At Auction For $25,000
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.
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."
"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.
"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.
"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.
"This was the best outfit I’d ever seen up to that point & maybe still is," one fan noted when the outfit sold.
"Congrats to Kim K. For the win!!!" a second user said.
"This outfit is so iconic!" a third gushed.
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 😘😘😘."
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.