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Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Christies top auction sale: Lady Gaga loves Daphne Guiness' Alexander McQueen


Lady Gaga in the notorious Alien shoes by Alexander McQueen.


Lady Gaga is all about the Shoes -Alexander McQueen shoes.


Lady Gaga keeping it fresh and a bit raw. 


"Our society has a definite standard for how a woman should behave and act, and Lady Gaga ignores them all. She is in charge of her sexuality. She is in charge of her antics in public. She is in charge of her artistic style. The difference between her and other celebrities is that she doesn't have publicity stunts and scandals to further her career."


Lady Gaga is believed to have paid a world record price for a gown by her late friend Alexander McQueen at a London auction.
She was among bidders who paid almost 1 million dollars for items from the personal collection of Daphne Guinness which was sold at Christie's. The lots went for four times the original estimate.
Gaga is understood to have set a new high for a McQueen, bidding £85,250 in a sale which saw her facing rival bids from institutions and couture collectors from around the world.
The record price was for an ivory silk tulle empire line gown, entitled The Girl Who Lived In The Tree.
Another McQueen - a metallic silver mini-dress dating from 2008, the year before he committed suicide - also beat the previous record, fetching £79,250.
Guinness was auctioning items from her personal collection to raise funds for the Isabella Blow Foundation, which she set up in memory of her friend to support emerging fashion talent.
Fashionista Blow killed herself in 2007, and her own extensive wardrobe - sold to settle debts on her estate - was bought in its entirety by Guinness to keep it intact.
Chart-topping star Gaga has spoken of her admiration for Guinness and Blow in the past.
She said in one interview: "Isabella and Daphne are two exceptional human beings, women, icons.
"Daphne, like Isabella, is a huge source of inspiration for me. I cherish them both. It is as if we are all cut from the same cloth."
The top lot of the sale was a photograph of Guinness taken by Mario Testino for a 2008 British edition of Vogue magazine. It was sold for £133,250.



Kate Middleton, also a fan of Alexander McQueen, in a slightly more subtle gown.