Lady Gaga goes Goo-Goo for Michael Jackson Costumes at auction

As many of you have probably already heard, Lady Gaga was the mystery bidder that purchased 55 of Michael Jackson's costumes from the auction held by Julien's Auction house this past weekend. 

Michael Bush and Dennis Tompkins were the creators of so many of Michael Jackson's costumes and original outfits during his career. (To see some of these costumes, I'd highly recommend getting Michael Bush's book: The King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson.) 

Like many of you I was on the website watching the live bidding to see all of these precious items sold.
Watching the auction was kind of sad because I felt like some random people were buying the items just to buy them, and that we'd never get to see these things again. It's like--- who buys these things? Hundreds of things were auctioned off since Michael died and I truly wonder who are the people that purchases these items. I wish that I had the money and the know-how to win some of these things. 

I was elated to learn that Lady Gaga won so many of these beautiful costumes and am truly thankful that they aren't scattered around the world in random places. Lady Gaga tweeted "the 55 pieces I collected today will be archived & expertly cared for in the spirit & love of Michael Jackson, his bravery, & fans worldwide." --- and to that I say THANK YOU! 

As  fellow artist and all around cool woman, I am happy that Lady Gaga has plans to archive some of Michael's belongings. There's no doubt in my mind that she will make the right decision on how to care for these items. Although I am not in any true rush to see these in a museum, my hopes are that one day I will be able to take my children to see some of the beautiful artwork, rare costumes, and reflect on some of the monumental moments in Michael Jackson's career. 

To see the auction catalog before it's removed, check it out at the Julien's homepage here


  1. That's great that she was able to win so many items! I know she will do well by them!


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