Jackson's 'Bad' Jacket, Costumes Sold at Auction

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

An undated image released by Julien's Auctions, shows a Michael Jackson jacket worn on stage for the opening of the BAD concert tour designed by Tompkins and Bush. This item is part of Julien's Auctions worldwide tour of 'Icons & Idols' featuring the fashions of the king of pop opening May 18-June 29, 2012 in Santiago, Chile. (AP Photo/Julien's Auctions) NO SALES

LOS ANGELES (AP) - 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.


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