The tan Armani suit, white shirt, and gold tie that O.J. Simpson wore when he was acquitted of murder charges have been acquired by the Newseum in Washington, D.C., for a display exhibit on the “trial of the century,” reports the Associated Press. “For us, it’s a piece of news history that we will include in our collection of objects relating to the trial,” said curator Carrie Christofferson.
The suit was first offered to the Smithsonian institution, but the museum said it was not appropriate for its collection. Christofferson said it will be shown along with a collection of newspaper headlines, press passes, reporters’ notebooks and equipment used to televise the notorious trial. “It will help us tell the story of this massive trial of the last century,” she said.