Top 10 Most Expensive Lady Gaga Memorabilia



2015-06-26 10:05:56

To celebrate the birthday on March 28th of Stefani Germanotta, otherwise known as the Artpop princess Lady Gaga, here are the 10 most expensive items of her music memorabilia ever sold at auction

10) Lady Gaga's black latex outfit

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Lady Gaga wore this black latex outfit to Sting's 25th Anniversary/60th Birthday Concert at the Beacon Theater, New York, on October 1, 2011. Created by Brooklyn's Tableaux Vivants design studio, the outfit sold at Julien's Auctions in 2013 for $16,640.


9) 2010 stage-worn dress

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This outfit was worn onstage by Lady Gaga in 2010, whilst performing with Elton John at his annual White Tie and Tiara Ball to raise funds for The Elton John AIDS Foundation. Created by the Icelandic designer Vera Thordardottir, the outfit is composed of a wire armature with a melted medium and accented with Swarovski crystals. It sold at Julien's Auctions in 2012 for $17,500.


8) Saturday Night Live bikini

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This custom-made latex bikini outfit was worn by Lady Gaga in a publicity shoot for her appearance as guest host of Saturday Night Live, which aired November 16, 2013. Created by the Tableaux Vivants design studio, the outfit sold at Julien's in 2014 for $20,000.


7) Lady Gaga's 'Ecstasy' gown

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This mermaid-style 'Ecstasy' gown was created by Greek designer Eddie Gavriilidis, as part of his Istituto Marangoni Graduate mini collection, and features laser cut tan and gold python leather and nude mesh. Lady Gaga wore the dress in 2011 during a visit to KAT 103.7 Radio in Omaha, Nebraska, and it even bears a small bloodstain where Gaga was accidentally scratched by an over-zealous fan. It sold at Julien's in 2012 for $20,000.


6) Addams Family-inspired dress

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This outfit was created by the Belgian designer Toon Geboers, as part of his Addams Family-inspired 'Wednesday' collection. It was worn by Lady Gaga whilst leaving her London hotel in 2010, with the photograph later reprinted in the March 2011 issue of Vogue, and sold at Julien's in 2012 for $28,125.


5) Tony Bennett sketch of Gaga

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This nude charcoal sketch of Lady Gaga was drawn by the legendary crooner Tony Bennett in 2011, during a photo-shoot by the celebrated photographer Annie Leibovitz. The unlikely pair of performers had collaborated on a cover version of 'The Lady is a Tramp' for Bennett's album of duets, and the session took place as part of a Vanity Fair cover story. The sketch was put up for sale on eBay where it eventually sold for $30,000, raising money for both Bennett's Exploring the Arts Foundation and Gaga's Born This Way Foundation.


4) Versace jumpsuit

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This crystal-covered silver lamé Versace flight jumpsuit was worn by Lady Gaga in 2014, during a Terry Richardson photo-shoot for the March 2014 issue of Harper's Bazaar. Originally sold to benefit Gaga's Born This Way Foundation, it later sold again at Julien's in 2014 for $31,250.


3) Metallic dress

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This sculptural blue metallic dress with a geometric wire armature was worn by Lady Gaga in a 2011 photoshoot for the cover of Madam Figaro magazine. Created by the Russian designer Irina Shaposhnikova, the unique dress sold at Julien's in 2011 for $31,250.


2) Teacup and saucer used by Gaga

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This ceramic teacup and saucer was used by Lady Gaga in 2011 during a press conference in Japan, shortly after the country was devastated by an earthquake and tsunami. Bearing the words "Pray for Japan" along with Gaga's signature and a lipstick print, the teacup was auctioned online to raise funds for the TOMODACHI program, which funds Japanese students pursuing graduate courses in the US. It sold in May 2012 for $75,000.


1) Lady Gaga's Rolls-Royce

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The most valuable piece of Lady Gaga memorabilia is this red 1990 Rolls-Royce Corniche III convertible, used to transport her to the Guggenheim Museum in September 2012. During New York Fashion Week, Gaga was part of an art installation at the museum in which she slept inside a plastic egg then got a tattoo on the back of her head, all to promote her new perfume 'Fame'. The car sold at Julien's Auctions in 2014 for $125,000, with proceeds from the sale benefitting the MusiCares charity.


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