Olivia Newton-John has been hopelessly dedicated to her “Grease” wardrobe for many years, however she is now giving up the long-lasting appears for a superb trigger.
“I don’t feel I’m parting with them,” she advised Web page Six Model. “I have a photograph of them, which is probably better than having it in the closet, and I feel like I’ve had my time with them. I’m happy that it’s going to go to people that will enjoy it.”
Proceeds from the public sale, run by the California-based Julien’s Auctions and set for November 2, will profit the Olivia Newton-John Most cancers Wellness and Analysis Centre in Melbourne, Australia — a public hospital that treats most cancers sufferers, conducts analysis and scientific trials.
Newton-John, 70, advised us she all the time considered auctioning off her character Sandy’s all-black outfit, however wasn’t ready to take action earlier than as a result of she was “going through my own kind of journey.”
In September 2018, the actress confirmed she had most cancers for a 3rd time. She was beforehand recognized with breast most cancers in 1992 and once more in 2017, when it metastasized to her sacrum. She now has most cancers in her again, stemming from a tumor in her backbone.
Regardless of her well being points, the “Physical” singer stated she is “really well” and plans to journey to Ireland subsequent month for an exhibition of her well-known wardrobe on the Museum of Model Icons on July 22 and 23. The official public sale will then happen in Beverly Hills and on-line on November 2.
“I’m really excited about it!” she stated. “It’s a very famous museum.”
Newton-John’s public sale started with only a few gadgets from “Grease,” however the assortment rapidly grew to as much as 200 costumes, robes and home items, like her furnishings and piano.
“It’s been really fun actually just kind of clearing house,” she stated.
A few of her extra well-known items on the market embody her “Grease” Pink Women jacket and pants, Xanadu boots, “Physical” outfits and the pink promenade costume she wore to a film premiere in Los Angeles in 1978.
Nevertheless, earlier than giving up Sandy’s finale look, Newton-John confessed to us that she needed to attempt on the pants, which she stated are made from sharkskin, one remaining time final 12 months.
“I thought I’d have one last go and throw them on, and I actually could,” she stated. “I had misplaced weight, so it form of labored nicely. I simply wanted to know I may get my legs in.”