Madonna's 'Who's That Girl?' bustier achieves superstar status at $72,000
The Material Girl’s bustier led this top auction at five figures – but we’ve got one priced at just $12,715
Paul Fraser Collectibles, Tuesday 25 October 2011
As we've reported, Julien's Legends auction in Macau was offering an impressive variety of music memorabilia including some from Madonna, Elvis and the Beatles at the weekend (October). The Material Girl certainly made her presence felt.
A signed copy of her 'sex' book brought $3,200, presumably in part due to the increasing value of her signature according to the PFC40 Autograph Index.
But amid the photographs and a recording of Madonna singing 'Simon Says' with her band, lay what bidders really wanted: a Jean Paul Gaultier bustier that she wore for her 1987 Who's That Girl? tour.
Given the gentle estimate of $6,000-8,000, the star's underwear danced past that to a spectacular $72,000.
It's not as though we really needed any reminder of the ongoing fascination that Madonna can generate. Just yesterday an obsessive fan, Grzegorz Matlok, was locked away after he had twice broken into Madge's houses.
The stalker travelled all the way from Poland for the privilege of breaking into her Marylebone, London, home and rifling through her belongings.
More mentally balanced fans who nevertheless want to get close to Madonna will no doubt be bitterly disappointed to have missed out on the chance to own the bustier.
But, we have some good news for you - if you act quickly...
A bustier signed by Madonna which was at Landmark Studios during the rehearsals there for Madonna's "Blond Ambition" tour is on offer right here at Paul Fraser Collectibles.
It may well have been worn by Madonna during the rehearsals, and was signed by her at that time. It is today on offer to you for just £7,950 ($12,715).
What's more, there's a pair of ripped jeans that Madonna was photographed wearing in a shoot for her True Blue album. Many view True Blue as the album which made Madonna the superstar she is today, and the jeans qualify for our unique 120% guarantee.
You don't even have to pay in one go for these items as you would at an auction. With our preferential payment plan you can pay monthly over 12 months. Check out our How to Build your Collection page to see how we can help you on your way.
Otherwise, watch this space for more news on Julien's incredible auction.
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