The Rock & Roll Pop Culture Auction November 2017
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This full costume was worn by the character, “Catwoman” portrayed by Michelle Pfeiffer in the 1992 film “Batman Returns” directed by Tim Burton. The custom fabricated costume includes a “stage 1” latex body suit with white zipper details (latex is cracking and show signs of deterioration), “stage 2” rubber cowl, “stage 3” corset with "Michelle Pfeiffer" handwritten on the interior bodice, one pleather glove, protective knee and elbow pads worn beneath the latex suit, boots by “DiFabrizzio” with “Michelle Pfeiffer” hand written, soft and hard heels utilized for stunt scenes, black socks, and laces labeled “too short”. Famed sculptor José Fernandez was commissioned to sculpt Michele Pfeiffer’s Catwoman cowl. There were a total of thirty-six cowls made for production, nine cowls for each stage of distress. Almost all of the cowls were destroyed or deteriorated during production. Twenty five years later, Mr. Fernandez offered to restore this “Stage 2” cowl and created a custom Michelle Pfeiffer form to stabilize and preserve the foam. The “stage 2” rubber cowl has an internal red dot which identified the hero cowls and costume tag attached with, "M. Pfeiffer 'Cat ?' stg 2”. An aluminum strip is inserted along the bridge of the nosepiece which contoured the mask to Pfeiffer’s face. Mr. Fernandez hand made the aluminum nose bridges and his inspiration was the flexible metal bridge in painter’s respiratory masks. Ms. Pfeiffer appeared as Catwoman throughout most of the film, and her costume went through three stages of distress as the story progressed. This suit was worn by Pfeiffer after Selina Kyle constructs it from a leather jacket upon suffering psychosis. Selina had just survived a fall after Max Schreck (Christopher Walken) pushed her out of his apartment window, leaving her for dead. Selina takes on the persona of Catwoman and devotes vengeance against Schreck. The suit is notably seen when Catwoman meets Batman (Michael Keaton) and the Penguin (Danny DeVito) for the first time after destroying one of Schreck’s department stores. They head to the rooftop where Catwoman aggressively pounces onto Batman. The “stage 2” tattered cowl is notably seen when Catwoman meets Penguin above his mayoral campaign office and convinces him to partner against Batman. The “stage 3” tattered corset is worn during the climactic scene in the abandoned Gotham Zoo after Batman reveals that he is Bruce Wayne. Schreck fails to kill Selina with gunshots and she kisses him while grabbing a power line, electrifying them both. Accompanied by photos of Michelle wearing the costume in the film, a letter of authenticity from Jose Fernandez issued by the Golden Closet Certificate and a Gotta Have Rock & Roll™ Certificate of Authenticity.
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