Socialite and style icon Daphne Guinness put a huge collection of her haute couture wardrobe under the hammer at Christie’s in London, including several items by the late designer.
Gaga, who was a massive fan of the couturier’s work, gave the auction a boost by outbidding rivals to buy a dress, eventually spending a record-breaking $136,400 via her phone-bids.
The singer is now the proud owner of a 2008 ivory silk gown, entitled The Girl Who Lived In The Tree, according to Britain’s Associated Press.
Guinness says, “I’m overwhelmed by how many bidders took part … and I’m particularly moved by Lady Gaga’s support for the foundation. I like her very much, and it’s lovely to see the nascent beginnings of something that may help other people.”
The auction raised $747,200 for the Isabella Blow Foundation, set up in memory of the late fashion guru.