UPDATE | June 6, 2008 – Bid on a Cosby Sweater from June 6-13 on eBay
PREVIOUSLY | May 29, 2008 — After the uber-hip cardigan slouches out of fashion, maybe the next big style trend for fall 2008 will be sporting vintage late 80s/early 90s “Cosby sweaters”. I’m serious. Just wait for American Apparel to introduce the “Heathcliff Huxtable” — available in a variety of too-bright colours and appropriately horrifying patterns.
Incidentally, the Cosby Sweater is already a cultural phenomenon unto itself: check the band, the slang, the National Cosby Sweater Day, the clothing line, the other clothing line, and even the politics. Who knew?
Some of Bill Cosby’s legendary patterned sweaters his long-running television hit “The Cosby Show” will be auctioned off next month to benefit a charity set up in memory of the actor’s late son, organizers said on Thursday.
Never available to the public before, three of the iconic sweaters worn by Cosby’s character, Dr. Heathcliff Huxtable, on the show in the 1980s and ’90s will be sold on eBay’s Giving Works charity listing arm from June 2-12. Opening bids will start at $5,000 per item on http://www.eBay.com/cosby.
The proceeds will benefit the education charity Hello Friend/Ennis William Cosby Foundation, which was established in 1997 by the Cosby family to continue the legacy of Cosby’s son Ennis after his murder in Los Angeles.