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MICHAEL JACKSON's Auctioned Costumes Bought By LADY GAGA!


Lady Gaga purchased 55 items belonging to late singer Michael Jackson in a weekend auction that raised more than $5 million, a portion of which will be donated to charity.

The auction showcased 465 lots of items during MJ's career through the years including costumes and props used on tour and in music videos.

Jackson's "BAD" tour jacket raising $240,000, a white glove selling for $192,000 and one of his Pepsi and Awards jacket garnering more than $68,000, were the highlights from the sale.

Following Sunday's auction, Lady Gaga tweeted:



Michael Jackson died in June 2009 from an overdose of the anesthetic propofol and sedatives. He was 50.

The collection of outfits which was designed by LA-based collaborators Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush were taken on a world tour earlier this year, traveling across South America, Europe and Asia.

In September, British hat designer Philip Treacy designed his first London fashion week show around Jackson's auctioned costumes, which were worn by the models down the runway and accessorized with hats inspired by the late singer's life.

The auction exceeded pre-sale estimates of $1 million to $2 million, and a portion of the final amount raised will benefit the Guide Dogs of America and Nathan Adelsen Hospice in Las Vegas.


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