Lady Gaga bids big for Alexandra McQueen lot at auction

Lady Gaga continued to break records on Wednesday when she reportedly paid the highest ever price for an Alexander Mcqueen creation at a charity auction.

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.

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