Lady Gaga among buyers at Michael Jackson auction

LONDON - 1987: (UK NEWSPAPERS OUT) Music star Michael Jackson performs during the Bad Tour in 1987 at Wembley Stadium, in London. (Photo by Dave Hogan/Getty Images) Dave Hogan

An auction of costumes and other memorabilia spanning Michael Jackson's career raised more than $5 million on Sunday, and Lady Gaga was among the buyers.

The singer tweeted, "The 55 pieces I collected today will be archived & expertly cared for in the spirit & love of Michael Jackson, his bravery, & fans worldwide."

She also shared a picture of herself and a bidder's paddle from the Los Angeles event:

Julien's Auctions announced Monday that a Bad Tour jacket sold for $240,000, a white fantasy glove went for $140,000 and a second crystal glove sold for $119,000.

Other items sold at the auction included Jackson's 1973 Oscar performance ensemble ($51,200), a "We are the World" jacket ($40,625) a signed Captain EO shirt ($9,375) and signed loafers ($10,000).

The items came from the collection of Jackson's friends, longtime fashion designers Tompkins & Bush, Julien's added.

A portion of the proceeds from the auction will benefit two charities, Guide Dogs of America and Nathan Adelson Hospice of Las Vegas.

  • Jessica Derschowitz

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