Olivia Newton's Iconic 'Grease' outfit fetches huge amount at auction

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Monday, 4 November 2019, 3:36PM
Newton-John and Travolta on the set of 'Grease', 1978. Image / Getty

Newton-John and Travolta on the set of 'Grease', 1978. Image / Getty

The iconic black leather jacket and skin tight trousers worn by Olivia Newton-John in the film Grease, has fetched over $405,700 US dollars ($628,875 NZD) in an auction, which was more than double its expected bid.

The infamous black outfit marked as Sandy Ollson’s (Newton-John) transition from good-girl high-schooler, to sexy biker-chick on her way to dazzling Danny Zuko (John Travolta) in the final scenes of the film.

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At the time of filming, it is believed that the pants were already two decades old and had a broken zip, which meant Newton-John literally had to be sewn into them.

Newton-John’s original script from the film was also part of the auction which raised over $3.7m, with some of the proceeds being put towards the singer’s cancer treatment.

The singer has also asked the buyers to send photos of themselves with their purchases, along with a personal note.