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It's been well documented that Michael Jackson was working on a clothing line with Christian Audigier just before his death, and this morning, the Today show got a first look at some of the pieces on tap. According to the segment, Jackson approved all of the 100+ items in the collection before he died, which include a bandleader tee, a rhinestoned glove and pair of socks, and even an umbrella—an item that the eccentric pop star rarely went public without. But an Ed Hardy-style tribute to the King of Pop won't come cheap—the NBC reporter notes that a Jackson-emblazoned jacket that was set to retail for $250 before his death could now go for "double or triple that" if Jackson's estate approves the collection's production. If that sounds steep, don't despair— there's always Santee Alley, which is reportedly still rife with bootleg tribute tees.
· "Today" Previews Michael Jackson/Christian Audigier Clothing Line [All the Rage]
· Today Show: Jackson's Clothing Line Revealed [MSNBC]