Madonna’s iconic conical bra corset fetches £30k at London auction
London: Madonna’s iconic conical bra was sold for 32,450 dollars, more than double the pre-sale estimate of 15,000 pounds, at an auction in south-west London.
The green silk costume - designed by Jean-Paul Gaultier - sparked a bidding war at the Christie’s sale, a leading daily has reported.
The pop diva wore the outrageous dress to perform three songs, including her hit ‘Hanky Panky,’ on her 1990 ‘Blond Ambition’ tour, the paper said.
A black Lycra two-piece that she wore to sing ‘Vogue’ was sold for 16,250 pounds. The highest price raised at the pop culture sale was 43,250 pounds paid for a 1947 painting of American actress Ava Gardner.
A whip used by Harrison Ford in the ‘Indiana Jones’ trilogy fetched 20,000 pounds, while a pearl white sleeveless jumpsuit worn by Mick Jagger for the Rolling Stones’ US Tour in 1972 fetched 20,000 pounds. Another ‘Indiana Jones’ prop, a manuscript book called ‘Grail Diary’ raised 18,750 pounds.
Elvis Presley’s 1960s Fender guitar and mic went for 8,750 pounds while his 1971 gold Mathey-Tissot watch raised 8,125 pounds.