As we mentioned on March 13 and March 21, the blue flame-patterned costume designed by Freddie Burretti was up for auction at Christie’s auction house in London.  The bidding must have been fierce – according to the costume went to the Hard Rock Cafe for a whopping £10,800 ($21,500), almost double the original estimate of £6000.  It seems fitting that the world’s largest collector of rock memorabilia would take possession of the famous costume and put it on display to the general music-loving public.  The Hard Rock Cafe has not indicated where they will be displaying the costume, but as always we will keep you informed.  With any luck, it will be placed in the Orlando location of the Hard Rock Cafe. 😉

One Response to “The Ziggy Costume Has Been Sold!”

  1. Webmaster Says:

    Interestingly enough, David Bowie commented on Bowienet that the costume was swiped from his house about a week after the 1980 Floor Show was taped. [Insert your own quip about the flame costume being hot merchandise here.]