London, South Kensington
26 April 2001
A pierrot one-piece stage suit encrusted in ivory sequins with purple, green and gold sequins in a geometric motif, trimmed at the neck and cuffs with petrol blue tulle frills, fastening with a zip -- presented to Elton John by a German pierrot in the 1970s, worn by Elton John in the promotional video for Chloe, 1981; accompanied by a black and white photograph of the suit signed and inscribed in blue ink To Jane Gray, with love, Elton John x; and three letters concerning the provenance (5)
Ex-lot 222 Elton John, Volume 1, Stage Costume and Memorabilia Auction, Sotheby's, London, 6th September, 1988
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This costume was donated to a charity auction in aid of Heartbeat 2000 in 1991.
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