Madonna’s iconic cone brassiere, worn by the pop diva during her 1990 Blond Ambition tour, sold for $52,000 at the Christie’s Pop Culture auction in London on Thursday (Nov. 29).
The green and pink silk costume, which redefined the female silhouette and moved many designers to add some edge to their undergarments, was created by Jean-Paul Gaultier.
The French designer has since revisited the cone bra and transformed the iconic lingerie for Madonna’s MDNA world tour, emphasizing the architecture of the corset and playing with the contrast of masculinity and femininity.
Another item of interest to Madonna fans at the auction was a black Lycra two-piece labeled “Trashy” that Madonna wore to perform “Vogue.” It fetched just shy of $26,000.
Music memorabilia collectors also went into a bidding frenzy over a white, pearl-embellished jumpsuit worn by Rolling Stones vocalist Mick Jagger on the band’s 1972 tour. It sold for $32,000. A Fender guitar and a Mathey-Tissot that used to belong to Elvis Presley drew in about $13,000 a piece.