Lady Gaga Buys Michael Jackson Stage Costumes at Auction

Jacket from 'Bad' tour, gloves go for hundreds of thousands of dollars

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Lady Gaga in New York.
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Lady Gaga spent hundreds of thousands of dollars at an auction over the weekend to buy 55 items once owned by Michael Jackson, including the jacket he wore on the Bad tour, The Associated Press reports.

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Gaga said she bought the items in the spirit of preservation, tweeting, "The 55 pieces I collected today will be archived & expertly cared for in the spirit & love of Michael Jackson, his bravery, & fans worldwide."

An auctioneer said the jacket that Jackson wore on the Bad tour brought $240,000, while a pair of crystal-encrusted gloves sold for more than $100,000 each. The auction, featuring items from the collection of Jackson's longtime costume designers, Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush, raised more than $5 million. Some proceeds will benefit Guide Dogs of America and Nathan Adelson Hospice of Las Vegas.