There is no denying the earth-shaking power of Aretha Franklin’s voice, both as a performer and an activist, but the Queen of Soul’s style also played a significant role in her superstardom. Glamour magazine called Aretha “the ultimate diva” in reference to both her music and fashion. When Jennifer Hudson took on the role of Aretha in the 2021 biopic Respect, the singer’s style throughout the stages of her career – from feathers and sequins to fur coats and caftans – were front and center, and VIP Fan Auctions is now offering a wide range of the outfits worn on-screen by Hudson in the film. Among her most distinctive outfits is the black and gold caftan with headpiece (with earrings and shoes) she wears during an infamous incident on-stage (click here for photos and more information) and the green and white dress and cape (with jewelry) she wears (pictured) during her triumphant return for the recording of “Amazing Grace” (click here). The Respect wardrobe auction ends June 9, so browse the available pieces and place your bid on a piece of film history today!
‘THE ULTIMATE DIVA’
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