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Tina Turner’s famous Versace dress will be sold in NFT


One of rock ‘n’ roll’s most iconic touring costumes will get the NFT treatment at Art Basel in Miami – and that’s tailoring.

Tina Turner’s famous Versace dress she donned on tour in the ’90s is becoming an NFT, thanks to her former stylist Wayne Scot Lukas.

Lukas created the top and skirt combo covered in Swarovski crystals with the late Gianni Versace. NFT ViciNFT will be auctioning it off at NFT BZL during Miami Art Week, starting November 30.

The NFT will also include 111 images of model and Donald Trump’s ex Kara Young modeling the dress, original sketches and notes from Lukas and Versace, as well as a chapter from Lukas’ upcoming memoir on the dress’s origins, titled “Simply the test”.

Kara Young wears a Versace dress
Kara Young is the first person to wear Turner’s famous dress in 29 years, according to former stylist Wayne Scot Lukas.
Nick D’Orazio

“Tina was not going to wear the dress because she arrived so late for the opening night of her show in Paris. It took a police escort to get to the scene,” Lukas told Page Six.

“I fell to my knees and cried. When she comes out of the ground [of the stage] and she’s in the dress singing her opening number with 69,000 fans singing “Simply the Best” with French accents, I felt like I finally made it, “he added.

Lukas previously told Page Six that he hated Donatella Versace for taking all credit for the dress, despite being the one who designed it and convinced Turner to wear it.

“Tina hated Versace! She was all about Armani, ”he said.

In fact, he added that the singer was so put off by Versace that it even caused a little rift between her and Elton John.

“She fought with Elton John because – to [VH1’s] “Divas Live” – she said to him, “Versace makes it look big,” or heavy, or something like that. “You need bespoke clothing from Georgio Armani,” Lukas said.

A portion of the NFT’s sale will go to the Every Mother Counts charity of Christy Turlington Burns and to Action Against Hunger, a charity that Young supports.