At a record-breaking auction of the wardrobe of heiress and fashion icon Daphne Guinness, Lady Gaga paid $133,075 for a gown made by late British designer Alexander McQueen, setting a world record for the highest price ever paid for a McQueen dress.
The ivory silk tulle empire line gown from McQueen’s “The Girl Who Lived in the Tree” collection (autumn/winter 2008-2009) was won by the singer, who called in the bid by phone from the U.S., reports WWD. Gaga is currently trekking the globe on her “Born This Way” Ball concert tour.
Profits from the sale will go to the Isabella Blow Foundation, which Guinness founded following the death of her friend (Blow) in 2007. The organization offers a range of philanthropic options — from bankrolling young designers to funding research into depression and mental illness.
Anothr bidder also paid $208,003 for a portrait of Guinness shot by famed photographer Mario Testino.
(The dress pictured above is likely the one purchased by Gaga — sans the military-inspired jacket.)