Lady Gaga, Alexander McQueen Dress: Pop Star Spends Record-Breaking Amount on Designer's Creation at Auction
Lady Gaga has broken another record! But this time, it has nothing to do with her music or massive social-media following. Mother Monster shelled out a monster amount of cash to own a gown made by the late design Alexander McQueen. The fashionista has reportedly paid the highest amount ever for one of the couturier's creations at a charity auction.
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Gaga phoned-in to Christie's auction house in London to bid on items from socialite and beer heiress Daphne Guinness' enviable closet. The collection included several pieces from McQueen, one of Gaga's favorite designers, whom she even wrote her Born This Way song "Fashion of His Love" in honor of.
And what Gaga wants, Gaga gets! The singer outbid everyone, eventually spending a record-breaking $136,400 on a 2008 ivory silk gown, entitled "The Girl Who Lived in the Tree."
"I'm overwhelmed by how many bidders took part ... and I'm particularly moved by Lady Gaga's support for the foundation," Guinness gushed to Britain's Associated Press. "I like her very much, and it's lovely to see the nascent beginnings of something that may help other people."
Proceeds from the auction will benefit the Isabella Blow Foundation, which was set up in honor of the late fashion editor and works to "support aspiring art and fashion students and to facilitate further research in the fields of depression and mental health." Blow died at age 48 by suicide. McQueen also took his own life at the age of 40.
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