The founding father of Spanx is hopelessly devoted to Olivia Newton-John’s pants.
Sara Blakely, who basically based the shapewear label in 2000, has printed herself because the novel owner of the skintight satin pants Olivia Newton-John famously wore whereas portraying Sandy Olsson in the 1978 film adaptation of “Grease.”
The pants, alongside with the leather-basically basically basically based jacket that Newton-John wore at some level of the finale of “Grease,” had been auctioned off on Saturday for $162,500 and $243,200, respectively.
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The pants, alongside with the leather-basically basically basically based jacket that Newton-John wore at some level of the finale of the film, had been auctioned off on Saturday for $162,500 and $243,200, respectively. The objects had been amongst a full bunch up for order from the non-public series of Newton-John, 71, who became as soon as selling the pieces with the intention to settle money for her Most cancers Wellness and Compare Centre in Australia.
Blakely printed herself because the winning bidder of the pants — to boot to one of the most film’s Red Ladies jackets — on “CBS This Morning,” the set up apart she claimed she intends to body the pants in the Spanx headquarters in Atlanta.
“I basically had been the excellent fan of Olivia since I became as soon as reasonably girl, since ‘Grease’ came out,” Blakely acknowledged, explaining that as soon as a buddy suggested her the pants had been up for order, she knew she had to earn them.
“I’m gonna body them, and hang then at Spanx, because we now beget dim faux leather-basically basically basically based leggings … they’ve seriously change a cult following, and to boot they’re inspired off of Olivia’s pants,” she added, whereas modeling a pair of the dim Spanx leggings herself.
“I had to like them because the Spanx founder.”
Blakely added that she had even hired Newton-John, whom she called “the O.G. of dim leggings,” to whine at her marriage ceremony over a decade previously.
Sara Blakely, who basically based Spanx in 2000, is planning on framing the pants at the corporate’s headquarters.
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