Fashion
November 5, 2015

Kurt Cobain’s cardigan could be yours

Words by Mags Ocampo

The Nirvana frontman’s most iconic piece of clothing is up for auction

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Six months before he passed away, Kurt Cobain strummed away on MTV’s Unplugged in New York in an acrylic-mohair blend cardigan. His look that night perfectly captured what the Nirvana frontman was all about: comfortable, cool grunge. The serenity of the stripped down performance that night left a mark on many Nirvana fans and catapulted the fuzzy green cardigan to legendary status.

If you happen to have around $50,000 lying around, the iconic cardigan could be yours. The piece is up for auction over at Julien’s Live. As of this writing, Cobain’s comfy cover-up is going for $40,000 but bids are expected to go up to about $60,000.

What just might be the best part about owning this particular cardigan is that it’s actually wearable. Unlike most celebrity wardrobe artifacts and relics, the “come-as-you-are” aesthetic of the particular piece makes it possible for whomever the lucky diehard that gets it to wear it. That is, if the person doesn’t mind donning a few stains and burn holes.

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