It's the outfit that I want: £313,000 paid for Olivia Newton-John’s Grease ensemble

The tight black trousers and leather jacket sported by Olivia Newton-John in Grease have been sold for more than £300,000.

They were among 500 lots which went under the hammer in Beverly Hills, with the proceeds of the sale of the clothes going to the Olivia Newton-John Cancer Wellness and Research Centre.

The combo were sported by Sandy in the hit 1978 film for its final number of You’re The One That I Want, with the jacket selling for £188,000 and the trousers £125,000.

The items went under the hammer at Julien’s Auctions, with a poster signed by Grease stars Newton-John, John Travolta and other cast members going for nearly £50,000 and a Pink Ladies jacket given to the British-born singer fetched £38,000, 25 times its estimate.

Both buyers of the trousers and jacket wish to remain anonymous, though the buyer of the jacket told founder of the auction house Darren Julien: "I’m proud to be the owner of this incredible piece of pop culture history."