Lady Gaga costumes go under the hammer
Published 07/11/2012 | 09:49
Lady Gaga superfans can now get their hands on a piece of their idol's vast wardrobe - if their pockets are deep enough.
Julien's Auctions , the Beverley Hills-based auction house that specialises in entertainment memorabilia, are set to put four unique creations worn by Lady Gaga under the hammer on December 1.
The priciest of the Gaga lot, which is part of the 'Icons & Idols' auction, is the 'Ecstasy' dress, designed by Istituto Marangoni-graduate Eddie Gavriilidis. With a starting price of $5,000 (£3128), the gown is expected to sell for $10,000 to $12,000. It even has a speck of the pop star's blood on it from where she was accidentally cut on the arm by an overzealous fan whilst wearing it.
Other items include a clear rubber mask worn by the star in the Showstudio short film 'Manifesto of Little Monsters'; a second mask formed of rusty nuts, bolts and washers created by Keko Hainswheeler and worn by Gaga in the video for 'Bad Romace', as well as an extravagant 20-inch-high headpiece that was commissioned for her Monster Ball tour. Both the rubber mask and headpiece were designed by Franc Fernandez, the deigner respoinsible for Gaga's now-infamous meat dress.
Other items in the Rock n' Roll' section of the auction include Madonna's black bouffant dress worn by the mega-star for LIFE Magazine shoot with photographer Bruce Weber, and pieces belonging to the Beatles, Bruce Springsteen and Dolly Parton.
By Bibby Sowray, Telegraph.co.uk