Aretha Franklin’s dresses and accessories to go on auction

Aretha Franklin. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)
Aretha Franklin. (Photo: Getty Images/Gallo Images)

More than 30 dresses and accessories worn by the Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin, will go on auction in November, according to PageSix.

Julien's Auctions confirmed that the items that will be on offer include a red sequined dress Aretha wore at Radio City Music Hall in 1991, a knit jacket she appeared in with President Bill Clinton at the National Medal of Arts ceremony in 1999 and a denim jacket given to crew members of "The Blues Brothers."

“On and off the stage, Ms Franklin was also a great fashion legend,” said Martin Nolan, Executive Director of Julien’s Auctions, about the auction.

“This collection of her most show-stopping looks demonstrates why she was not only the Queen of Soul but the Queen of Style.”

The items will go on display between 5-9 November at the Hard Rock Cafe in New York.

Aretha died in August, aged 76, in Detroit after battling cancer for several years.

During her seven decade career she sold 75 million records, accumulated 18 Grammys and churned out hits including “Respect” and “Say a Little Prayer”.