You may not be able to sing and dance like Adam Lambert, but here’s your chance to at least dress like the pop star and benefit a worthy cause in the process. It’s all part of an auction offering some of the singer’s most famous costumes to benefit GLAAD and his new Feel Something Foundation. The project was first announced on GLAAD's Together In Pride broadcast Sunday.
"For years now I do these performances and you wear something on stage and it sits in your closet," Lambert told Billy Eichner during the show. "I thought why don't we do an auction of these stage pieces, these costumes, and these fashion items. So I'm partnering with eBay to launch this online auction. All the proceeds from this auction will go directly to GLAAD, which we are very excited about. I wanted to do something now to raise funds and to give to the community through GLAAD."
The auction, which is already in process, runs through May 6, and includes some of his career’s most famous looks. Bidding is soaring for a Dolce & Gabanna 3-piece suit and a green leather 99%IS jacket he wore during the Rhapsody tour with Queen. Equally popular is the Saint Laurent leopard print tuxedo jacket worn while performing with Queen on X Factor. Also up for bidding is a “leopard print cotton twill suit embellished with jet swarovski crystals & gold studs.” Sadly, the matching crown, shoes, and gloves are not included.
This is first fundraiser for Lambert’s new Feel Something Foundation, which was established late last year. The foundation seeks to “ensure support is given to the myriad of issues that continue to disproportionately affect the LGTBQ+ community” by supporting organizations and projects directly focused on education and the arts, homelessness, and suicide prevention and mental health. Lambert launched the foundation as a result of his years touring the world and hearing and witnessing the difficulties LGBTQ+ people face.