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Madonna bustier sells for 45k

2011-10-27 22:04

Los Angeles - Madonna's iconic black bustier has sold at auction for £45 000.

The custom-made piece - created by Los Angeles-based store Trashy Lingerie - was worn with fishnet tights by the singer during her 1987 Who's That Girl tour, and went under the hammer in China for way above its pre-sale estimate of £4 000 to £5 000.

Previously displayed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Ohio and The Frederick's of Hollywood Museum in Los Angeles, the garment was sold by Beverly Hills-based auctioneers Julien's Auctions at the Ponte resort in Macau, China, alongside 23 other pieces of Madonna memorabilia.

First world tour

Among the other items on sale were a signed copy of the star's risque 1992 Sex book and a recording of the song Simon Says alongside her band Emmy and the Emmy's, with the auction drawing in a total of over £62 000.

Darren Julien, owner of Julien's Auctions, said: "When you're buying these things, you're buying a memory."

The outfit was specially selected for Madonna's first world tour - which took place 24 years ago - by her stylist and costume designer Martha Stewart.

She said at the time: "The most important ingredients are the crop top, the bare midriff, a hip-hugger skirt or pants and lingerie straps showing under your top."

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