Eccentric heiress Daphne Guinness held an auction in London earlier this week to sell part of her wardrobe and support the Isabella Blow Foundation. During the auction, artworks by Mario Testino and pieces by designer Christian Lacroix set new world records, but the highlight of the night was when an anonymous bidder paid the highest price ever for one of Alexander McQueen’s designs.
It has now been revealed that the successful bidder was Lady Gaga, who paid £85,250 for the Alexander McQueen gown. The singer wrote posted on her Twitter earlier today that the auction felt like fashion’s Super Bowl and that she was honoured to support the Isabella Blow foundation.
Daphne Guinness’ auction raised a total of £476,800, over four times the £100,000 estimate, which will go to Isabella Blow Foundation. The foundation was set up to honour Isabella Blow, who took her own life in 2007, and aims to support aspiring fashion and art students and to facilitate research around the topics of mental health and depression.