Holding Back The Years Simply Red
10 November 2014, 09:04
A collection of dresses and outfits worn by singer Madonna during her career in music and film have helped a celebrity auction raise $3.2m (£2m).
The highest lot was a jacket from Desperately Seeking Susan, which fetched $252,000, while a gown from her Material Girl video reached $73,125.
A red sequinned cape worn by James Brown sold for $41,600.
The wedding dress Madonna wore when she wed actor Sean Penn in 1985 sold for $81,250 (£51,192), while a dress she wore on her Who's That Girl tour reached bids of $50,000 (£31,503).
Other lots which attracted the bidders were a pair of John Lennon's spectacles which sold for $25,000 (£15,751) and a ring worn by Elvis Presley for $57,600 (£36,291).