Marc Bolan’s Mr Freedom jacket at Christie’s

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This rocking Mr Freedom jacket, worn by Marc Bolan in Born To Boogie, features in Christie’s next popular culture/entertainment auction, to be held next Tuesday (June 14) in South Kensington.

The mint green jacket with black “art” silk lining has a £5,000-£7,000 estimate.

It is embellished with black sequin musical note and diamante treble clef motifs on the collar, sleeves and front. Across the back “Rooty Toot!” is emblazoned in beading.

Bolan wears it on a few occasions in the film, here in the rocking section of  Children Of The Revolution:

Details of all the lots in the auction here.

Roger Klein said,

June 8, 2011 @ 2:46 pm

Cool find!
Plus, both Elton and Marc wearing suits from Granny Takes A Trip!

rockpopfashion said,

June 10, 2011 @ 6:57 am

Yay for Granny’s Rog!

rockpopfashion said,

June 16, 2011 @ 5:44 am

The jacket was sold well above it’s estimate at £9,375.

marco.p said,

June 30, 2011 @ 1:49 pm

does anyone remember the mr freedom yellow and red winged lace up boots as worn by Elton
and Andy Mackay??

rockpopfashion said,

June 30, 2011 @ 3:00 pm

Sure Marco – posted this great photo of Tommy Roberts in a pair a couple of years back : http://rockpopfashion.com/blog/?p=115
We have sourced some original pairs which will appear in the book about Tommy, as well as Annie Liebowitz photos of Elton wearing them onstage.
As the blog says they were designed by Jim O’Connor who teamed with Pamla Motown, moved to the US, opened Poseurs in LA and sold Michael Jackson the zip + buckle suit he wars ont eh cover of Bad.
Pam + Jim designed the gold glitter creepers + silver/white overalls Andy M. wears on the For Your Pleasure sleeve btw.

Marco said,

June 30, 2011 @ 5:17 pm

when u say you have sourced some,will you be selling them??
and of course I used to know Pam and jim (slightly back in the day)
they were very very ahead of their time,a bit like a more pop art Disney version of Malcom and vivienne.
I never knew he did that BAD outfit,I wish he hadn’t…

rockpopfashion said,

June 30, 2011 @ 5:22 pm

No, sourced them for the book. Think it is wild Jim’s clothes went from FYP to BAD…

Marco said,

June 30, 2011 @ 5:43 pm

that’s a shame I always wanted a pair,
how is tommy doing ?
I saw him at a talk he did at the ica about two years ago.
“doing me doings” as he used to say,did you know about tommys euro vision song entry ?
“theres a drink in it”
it didn’t get thru to the final needless to say…

mx

rockpopfashion said,

July 1, 2011 @ 6:29 am

Tommy is much better. Yes I have a copy of that song (done with David Essex I believe). Very funny…

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