Madonna is a fashion icon and has been setting trends for years. So it only makes sense that some of the superstar’s biggest fans have bid on her most quintessential costumes and dresses from her past to have for their very own.
Julien’s Auctions, which considers itself “the auction house to the stars,” sold select pieces from Madge’s famous wardrobe during a two-day bidding event, aptly named Icons & Idols: Rock n’ Roll Auction. Dozens of items were up for grabs including costumes from Desperately Seeking Susan, Evita, A League of Their Own and The Next Best Thing along with pieces from her Material Girl, Music and American Pie music videos. Also, the sexy garb she donned when she posed alongside Katy Perry for a 2014 V Magazine cover shoot were also available to bid on as well as the negatives and prints from her 1985 Penthouse shoot.
Bidding wrapped last week and here’s how much some of the most coveted items went for (via Associated Press):
The gown and stole from her Material Girl video sold for $73,125. We’re guessing the buyer had a lot of this to go around:
The wedding dress she wore when she married Sean Penn in 1985, along with the veil that is attached to a black bowler hat, was designed by her costume designer at the time. It was expected to sell for somewhere between $40,000 and $60,000, but ended up fetching $81,250. For that price, let’s hope the buyer gets less than what they bargained for, unlike Madge and Sean’s marriage.
A gown she wore in Evita (not pictured) was a steal at $15,000, while a lucky Rockford Peach fan scored her character “All the Way” Mae’s uniform from A League of Their Own for a mere $31,250.
But it was the Desperately Seeking Susan stuff that raked it in. One earring (that’s right, just the one) went for $34,375 (perhaps the buyer already had the other one?), while the gorgeous military-inspired jacket earned the highest bid: $252,000. Ka-ching!
Moral of the story? If you’re a super-fan you, too, can own a piece of the Material Girl. You just need to have tens of thousands of dollars to spare.