Elvis Presley’s Wide-legged Costume Sells for $300K in an Online Auction

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His music and his personality, fusing the styles of white country and black rhythm and blues, permanently changed the face of American popular culture. His following was immense, and he was a symbol to people the world over of the vitality, rebelliousness, and good humor of his country.– President Jimmy Carter

The king of rock and roll Elvis Presley still commands following and fascination. The singer-actor’s favorite wide-legged pants which made women crazy sold for $300,000— so far the most expensive piece of his possession offered in an auction. Worn by the star in 1974, the outfit was a hand-made blue and gold peacock jumpsuit fashioned at a cost of $10,000 by LA designer Bill Belew, the maker of famous singer’s clothes in the 60’s and 70s. Prior to this sale, the most expensive Elvis collectible was his car, a 1956 Lincoln Continental Mark II which sold for $295,000. AP (08/07/08, Ilyntsky,U.)

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