A jacket is one clothing item that has lasted the test of time. While fighter pilots initially used them in the first world war during the 1920s, it wasn’t until the late 1940s or 50s when they started gaining popularity. Actors like Jimmy Stewart in the film Night Passage and Marlon Brando in The Wild One were among the first to introduce the leather jacket to the world, and this is also when people started showing interest in the clothing item. Leather jackets in all forms and colors have been appreciated and worn by Hollywood celebrities. Looking at the casual pictures that the American paparazzi can shoot every chance they get, you’ll notice that almost everyone is wearing a leather jacket.
Whether its actors like Ashton Kutcher and Tom Hanks, singers like Taylor Swift and Nicki Minaj or television favorites like Kim Kardashian and Gigi Hadid, all of them love their leather jackets and are seldom found without them, especially during winter.
Now because leather jackets have so many different qualities, they are priced variably as well. While you can find a $40 cheap coat at the nearest thrift store, you can also rob a bank to buy Gucci’s leather jacket that’s priced at a whopping $18,650! Talk about expensive.
Hollywood celebrities have been spotted wearing some of the most expensive leather jackets, and this is why we decided to round up 6 of them who own the most highly priced ones.
Michael Jackson, known to most as the king of pop, was one of the most enthusiastic collectors of leather jackets.
However, among the many hundreds of pieces that he owned, the most overpriced was that which he wore in the music video of Thriller.
The jacket was designed by Deborah Nadoolman Landis, who had also designed Harrison Ford’s Indiana Jones jacket in Raiders of the Lost Ark. Partly because Thriller is the best-selling album of all time, the iconic red jacket has made waves in the entertainment industry. Sold for 1.8 million to Milton Verret at Julien’s Auction, this leather jacket is the most highly priced leather jacket in history.
After the success of Thriller’s music video, a red jacket became one of the must-follow-trends of the 80s and is still the most sought-after coat colors
Another legend of the entertainment industry whose name we cannot skip is Bruce Lee. Known as the master of martial arts, this man knew a lot about fashion and wasn’t afraid to say it.
He is on this list because he wore a $70,000 Vintage white leather jacket with navy sleeves back in 1973 while editing his only completed directorial work, ‘The Way of the Dragon.’
The jacket was sold at Julien’s auction for $70,000, along with a letter of authenticity by Linda Lee. While you might not get the chance to buy the original even if you had $70,000 lying around somewhere, you can buy a replica for a lot less.
Her love for genuine leather jackets of all types can be seen by pictures that appear in the Tabloid week after week. Though Kim and her sisters do love their leather, one of the most expensive leather jackets the celebrity has worn is Balmain’s blazer jacket. This leather essential was priced at $5,000, and Kim got a serious amount of attention from the Paparazzi for wearing it. The coat, which features a double-breasted structure, is made from 100% lambskin leather and has big metallic buttons that catch the eye.
Another Hollywood star that doesn’t need much of an introduction is the supermodel, Gisele Bundchen.
She might have retired from the runway in 2015, but the woman shows that you don’t have to be in the entertainment or fashion industry to dress like a celebrity. Some time ago, Gisele was spotted wearing a Helmut jacket that was priced at $2000. She sported this leather jacket like a pro, but in all honesty, she has what it takes to even look fabulous in a $2 shirt.
Juliana Hough, the American actress, singer, and dancer don’t need a fashion lesson because she has things figured out with her $800 leather jacket.
Though the jacket is simply structured with no buttons or overly flashy accessories, it makes the celebrity look like she means business. Paired with her lovely and adorable pups in a bag and a casual beanie, this is the look many of us would want to copy when we’re stepping out of the house.
Alessandra Ambrosio is Victoria’s Secret model who has made a couple of noteworthy appearances on TV and the big screen too.
The reason why yet another supermodel is on this list of most expensive leather jackets is that the star owns a customized biker jacket from The Mighty Company that was priced at $1500.
While most Hollywood celebrities are spotted wearing a stylish leather jacket, it is not always easy to find out how expensive they are. So, though these are a few of the known prices for leather jackets, there may be others that are a lot more expensive as these, except Michael Jackson’s red jacket of course, because who could beat that!