In 1989, George Michael donated a pair of his boots to a charitable cause.
He gave his US $5,500 chrome-tipped ’88 tour boots (signed) to A Star is Worn, a celebrity-clothing boutique located on trendy Melrose Ave. in Los Angeles. Singer Sonny Bono’s former wife Suzy Coelho owned the boutique. Proceeds of the sale were donated to a charity that benefited homeless families.
Below is a short newspaper article from The Baltimore Sun dated November 17, 1989, of the time George Michael donated his boots for a charity.
Now you can take a hike in George Michael’s boots
Dying to get into a pair of George Michael’s boots? Long to wear Patrick Swayze’s sweat pants (washed, we hope) from the film “Roadhouse”? Want to strut your stuff in Cher’s suede jacket and rhinestone boots, designed by Bob Mackle?
Well, here’s your chance, reports the Fort Lauderdale News & Sun Sentinel. Call 1-213-939-4922 or write to A Star Is Worn, 7303 Melrose Ave.. Los Angeles, Calif. 90046, and you’ll get a catalog of previously worn celebrity chic from the Hollywood store.
Contributors to the collection Include Jadnle Lee Curtis, Farrah Fawcett, Mark Harmon, John Travolta, Smokey Robinson, Ryan O’Neal, Anjelica Huston, Jacqueline Bisset, Elvis and Joan Rivers, to name a few.
Most of the garments range in price from $50 to $ 1,000. And proceeds from sales of signed items go to a group called A Second Chance for Homeless Families.
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