Madonna’s wedding dress, post-marital agreement and underwear are going under the hammer
More than 140 items of Madonna memorabilia will go under the hammer next month as part of an Icons & Idols: Rock ‘n’ Roll auction held by the California-based auctioneer Julien’s. Dedicated Madonna fans will be able to bid for the iconic fuchsia gown from Madonna’s 1985 Material Girl video, which is expected to sell for between $20,000 and $40,000 (approximately £12,500-£25,000), and for a number of the suits, jewellery and evening dresses worn by the singer in the 1996 film Evita.
However, if you’re a really dedicated Madonna fan, there are a few slightly more unusual items up for auction. Here’s our pick of the strangest lots.
1. Madonna’s post-marital agreement
The best way to feel close to your favourite star? Collect memorabilia related to their marital breakdown. Signed by Madonna and her then-husband Sean Penn ahead of their 1989 split, the document below is titled “Cancellation of Post-Marital Agreement and Acknowledgement Concerning Pre-Marital Property.” It appears to have been drawn up in 1988, when divorce papers were filed, then recalled, after the couple agreed to give their ill-fated marriage one last try. If you feel like getting to grips with the legal minutiae of someone else’s divorce, bids start at $300.
2. Madonna’s wedding dress
After their marriage came to an end (see above), it’s perhaps understandable that Madonna didn’t want to keep the dress from her 1985 wedding to first husband, Sean Penn. That said, it’s an undeniably lovely dress, created by designer Marlene Stewart. If you know someone planning a Madonna-Penn themed wedding, bids start at $20,000
Read the full article and browse the weird and wonderful in the auction here at the Telegraph.
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