Lada Gaga buys MJ's items

Last updated 10:37 11/12/2012

Relevant offers

Music

Marlborough Wine and Food Festival weekend offers rich pickings Restored Jimi Hendrix apartment opens to public in London Six stars to sing off for Southland entertainer award Trumpter Lex French mixes up a wide range of musical styles Grammy win well within reach for the New Zealand Symphony Orchestra Prince breaks the internet: gig sold out in under an hour Graham Brazier secret solo album to be completed through crowdfunding David Bowie's son, director Duncan Jones, to be a dad Grammys: Glenn Frey to be honoured Beyonce: Formation is the new Beyonce video that people are calling 'antipolice'

Costumes worn by Michael Jackson commanded hundreds of thousands of dollars at auction, and Lady Gaga was among the collectors.

Gaga tweeted Sunday that she bought 55 pieces in the sale administered by Julien's Auctions and said she plans to keep the items ''archived and expertly cared for in the spirit and love of Michael Jackson, his bravery and fans worldwide.''

Auctioneer Darren Julien said the jacket Jackson wore during his ''Bad'' tour fetched $240,000.

Two of Jackson's crystal-encrusted gloves sold for more than $100,000 each, as did other jackets and performance costumes.

The auction featuring the collection of Jackson's longtime costume designers Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush raised more than $5 million. Some proceeds benefited Guide Dogs of America and Nathan Adelson Hospice of Las Vegas.

Ad Feedback

- AP

Special offers

Featured Promotions

Sponsored Content