Kim Kardashian and Kanye West Gift North Michael Jackson's Iconic Jacket

Last night on Instagram, Kim Kardashian West revealed that she and Kanye West gave their oldest daughter, North Michael Jackson's iconic black-and-diamond jacket.

"Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Taylor: A Celebration of Life"
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Wow, wow, wow. Can you even imagine getting this for a Christmas present? Kim Kardashian revealed on Instagram Stories last night that she and Kanye West gave their daughter North Michael Jackson's iconic black velvet jacket with diamonds at the shoulder and chest and a burgundy armband on the right arm. Apparently North is a huge fan of the singer and she absolutely adored the gift (I am still basically speechless, you guys).

Kardashian explained,

Jackson first wore the jacket when he attended "Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Taylor: A Celebration of Life" with Taylor in 1997. According to E!, "The jacket had sold for a winning bid of $65,625 at Julien's Auctions' Icons And Idols: Rock N' Roll event in New York in October."

"Happy Birthday, Elizabeth Taylor: A Celebration of Life"

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Here are a few screenshots from Kardashian's story—she added pictures of Jackson and Taylor inside the jacket, presumably so we/North could see the comparison: 

Dress, Event, Gesture, Art,

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Black, Outerwear, Sleeve, Pattern,

(Image credit: Kim Kardashian)

Fashion, Event, Cool, Fashion accessory, Black hair,

(Image credit: Kim Kardashian)

And the full video is here (swipe through):


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