Madonna’s Cone Bras Auctioned Off For $77,000

Someone out there clearly has a case of Blonde Ambition.

Two of the iconic Jean Paul Gaultier cone bras that Madonna wore on her Blonde Ambition tour in 1990 have been sold through Christie’s auction house in London for £48,000, or about $77,000 at current exchange. The Guardian reports that the more embellished of the two pieces alone went to an anonymous bidder for £32,450, or about $52,000, despite being valued at a third of that amount. The corset features stripes, sequins, beads, fringe, and embroidery — basically every bell and whistle you could think of, with the exception of Madonna herself.

The second conical lot was a slightly more subtle: a two-piece topstitched number in black satin, which the same buyer purchased for £16,250, or about $26,000. The paper reports that the high prices are the result of dwindling supply in the pop culture memorabilia market. And hey, at least these represent a truly iconic moment in fashion and music history, which is more than we can say for that teacup Lady Gaga drank out of that fetched almost the same amount.


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