Elton John Empties his Closet to Support AIDS Foundation with ‘Rocket Man Resale’ on Ebay

Crocodile Rock tote bag from Rocket Man Resale look book

Elton John, known for his memorable fashion choices, is donating hundreds of items from his closet for an EbayRocket Man Resale” auction, with all profits benefiting the Elton John AIDS Foundation. Bespoke Gucci jackets, Versace robes and customized Prada loafers will be featured along with affordable items like concert T-shirts and baseball caps in the 10-day online auction that kicked off today.

Elton John (image courtesy Ebay)

A livestream shopping event on Ebay Live, hosted by Emma Rogue and singer-songwriter Stephen Sanchez, will begin at 1:10 p.m. Eastern today and will feature John and his husband David Furnish.

“Giving new life to the cherished items from my wardrobe has always been special to me,” said John in a statement. “For decades I’ve donated my closet’s treasures to support the Elton John AIDS Foundation. This Pride Month, I’m excited to share my Atlanta treasure trove on Ebay, hoping these items will inspire you to express your unique spirit and bring you as much joy as they’ve brought me.”

All items on auction will be offered at a starting bid of $26.60, a nod to the Peachtree Road address of John’s previous Atlanta home, with a handful of additional items listed at “Buy It Now” fixed prices. Additionally, from June 23-30, all Ebay shoppers will have the option to support the Foundation when they check out.


“Elton John’s wardrobe is decades in the making — to own something worn by him is to own a piece of music and fashion history,” said Charis Marquez, VP of Fashion at Ebay in a statement. “Having a cultural icon selling his pre-loved fashion on Ebay in support of the Elton John AIDS Foundation is a real indicator of our ability to offer incredible access to luxury items that you just can’t find anywhere else.”

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