FURNISHINGS FROM MICHAEL JACKSON'S LAST HOUSE ARE UP FOR SALE
The mansion that Michael Jackson spent his last six months in was filled with hundreds of items from furniture to paintings to statues - he didn't actually own them as they came with the rented house but this Saturday 17th December in Beverly Hills in the US they are all going up for auction.
Anyone living near 'Julien's Auctions' can go and view the items as they have re-created part of his house and filled it with the pieces. It is all rather macabre as the furniture became well-known to those watching the trial of Michael Jackson's doctor as it was in the crime scene photos. Items for auction include the table where his pills were sat and the rug on which paramedics tried to save him. They are even selling a blackboard with his children's writing on which I personally find distasteful.
To look at the auction pieces go to http://www.juliensauctions.com/. The auction house have not called it a 'Michael Jackson auction' for legal reasons so it is marketed with the address of the house '100 North Carolwood Drive'.
I am not sure who would want a rug that the poor man died on but there you go. Michael Jackson does have millions of fans worldwide so perhaps they will want some memorabilia.
ELLE MACPHERSON SAYS RETRO-STYLE UNDERWEAR IS A FASHION STATEMENT
Supermodel Elle Macpherson launched her lingerie range Elle Macpherson Intimates 21 years ago and it is now one of the most successful underwear brands around.
Vintage-inspired lace and floral lingerie set by Elle Macpherson Intimates
She was interviewed by The Independent newspaper this week and said: "Retro-style underwear is definitely a fashion statement and I have always borrowed from different eras in my designs. Corsetry has always been important to me in design but I think it's important not to compromise comfort for style. I have never been a fan of big pants though."
VALENTINO LAUNCHES ONLINE MUSEUM OF HIS DRESSES FROM THE ARCHIVES
The designer Valentino is well known for his sensational dresses: from the vintage black/white dress Julia Roberts wore to the Oscars in 2001 to Jacqueline Kennedy's wedding dress from 1968. He has dressed some of the most well-known women in the world for the last 40+ years.
Now we have The Valentino Garavani Virtual Museum which is an online application that uses 3-D technology to create a 'museum' showing more than 300 of his dresses digitised. You can zoom in and see them up close. If it wasn't online you would need 107,500 sq ft of space to show it all. Wow. The New York Times has describe it as: "like a video game for fashion nerds".
"I see it as part of my legacy," Valentino said of the site to WWD. "I am happy that thousands of students, young designers and fashion people will be able to see and study my work in every aspect of it, and in a manner easy and accessible for the younger generations. But it is also important to remember things of the past, to review the fashion that has shaped our lives. I would call it 'Future Memory.'"
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