Soprano’s wardrobe on sale for charity
NEW YORK: Tony Soprano is shedding his wardrobe for charity.
James Gandolfini, who starred on the hit television series about a Mafia family, is selling off 24 outfits, including the button-down blue shirt he wore in the opening credits and the bathrobe he donned to fetch the morning newspaper.
Proceeds from the June 25 pop culture auction at Christie’s will go to the Wounded Warrior Project, a nonprofit group that assists severely wounded soldiers in Iraq and Afghanistan. Estimates for the costumes start at $500.
Gandolfini’s wardrobe, which includes many outfits with the original production tags attached, is expected to bring up to $36,500. he actor’s contract allowed him to keep the clothes after the show ended its six-season run last year, Christie’s said. He has authenticated all the outfits in the sale.