The iconic outfits that BTS wore in their latest Dynamite music video were the top-selling item at Julien’s Auctions on January 31.
The collection of outfits were sold off for a total of $162,500, a number that was more than eight times the amount they were estimated to bring in, according to a statement about the auction benefiting MusiCares. Japanese art collector Yusaku Maezawa and YouTuber HIKAKIN were the buyers of these colourful outfits.
Earlier this month, Dynamite’s music video crossed 800 million views. It earned the seven-piece band its first career No. 1 on the Billboard’s main singles chart and stayed there for months. Upon its release, the music video for the hit song earned 101 million views in just 24 hours and set a record as the most-watched music video in 24 hours. BTS’ most-watched music video is DNA with 1.1 billion views, followed by Boy With Luv (Feat. Halsey) and Fake Love. The band owns 28 music videos that have been watched at least 100 million times.
Other top-selling items in the auction included an original painting of Coldplay’s Chris Martin by Billy Morrison, a Schecter bass guitar signed by Nikki Sixx with a handwritten note from him, Pete Townsend’s blue boiler suit and long beige linen ‘kimono’ coat worn on stage in 2019 and Joe Walsh’s signed Gibson Les Paul Standard guitar with the original Gibson hardshell case donated by Gibson Guitars.
Other cool items on the auction included a sundress Miley Cyrus wore as Hannah Montana and a wardrobe test shot, Britney Spear’s childhood ballerina leotard, two custom fedoras worn by Michael Jackson and a beaded dress Madonna wore in her Golden Globe-winning role in Evita.