Michael Jackson costumes auction brings in $5.3M
BEVERLY HILLS, Calif. (KABC) -- An auction of some of Michael Jackson's costumes brought in $5.3 million on Sunday.
Lady Gaga tweeted that she bought 55 pieces from Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills. She plans to keep them "archived and expertly cared for in the spirit and love of Michael Jackson, his bravery and fans worldwide."
The collection of Jackson's clothes came from his longtime costume designers, Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush.
"Dennis Tompkins died a year ago to the day, and so Michael Bush is worried about a lot of these items. He's given some of the items back to the estate, and he's decided to let these items go so they can go into museums, collectors and investors," said Darren Julien with Julien's Auctions.
Julien said the jacket Jackson wore during his "Bad" tour fetched $240,000, and two of his crystal-encrusted gloves sold for more than $100,000 each.
The outfits haven't been seen since the King of Pop wore them on stage or in music videos. Some proceeds from the auction benefited Guide Dogs of America and Nathan Adelson Hospice of Las Vegas.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
michael jackson, celebrity, entertainment
- Search for Oklahoma survivors almost complete
- Greuel, Garcetti face off on Election Day 21 min ago
- Prosecutors shed light on Maribel Ramos murder
- Vinny Del Negro out as LA Clippers coach
- LA search-and-rescue on standby for Oklahoma
- LAPD officer accused of lewd acts on 2 girls
- Jogger sexually assaulted in Santa Paula
- Immigration bill approved by Senate committee
- Jodi Arias jury sentencing deliberations begin
- abcnews: Boston bombing probe heads to Russia
- Bin Laden photos: Court sides with US govt
- 2013 Legacy, Outback recalled for steering issue
- New ACL surgery technique reduces failure rate
- Photos: 'Dancing With The Stars' week 10