Top Ten Madonna Memorabilia
Are you a Madonna fan? You will be pleased to know that there are a number of collectibles out there that will remind you of Madonna’s reign in pop music. Below is a list of top ten Madonna memorabilia.
- The Jean Paul Gaultier Bustier
This is one of Madonna’s attire that sparked massive attention during the 80s. The black tussled bustier defined the pop artist as being edgy and daring. She first wore it in her sound track film “Who’s that Girl.” She again wore the attire in a stage performance called the “Like a Virgin.” Since then, tussled bustier has received so much prominence to the point of being displayed at the Fredrick’s of Hollywood Museum and the Rock & Roll of Fame.
- Veil Worn on Like a Virgin Video
“Like a Virgin” is one of Madonna’s popular songs that hit the charts in 1984. In the music video, Madonna is seen wearing a graceful wedding dress and veil. The veil was designed by a famous by a famous Japanese fashionista known as Kazuku. It was sold to Christie in December at $17,925.
- 1979 Photograph of Madonna
This 1979 photograph is said to be Madonna’s most revealing moment. It was taken by one of the most famous photographers of all time, Lee Friedlander.
- Handwritten Lyrics of Like a Prayer
Like a Prayer’ is one song that hit the charts on both sides of Atlantic. During that time, the song caused much controversy because it combined religious symbolism with sexually suggestive lyrics. This set of Madonna’s handwritten lyrics was sold at Sotheby’s auction in 2001 at twenty thousand dollars.
- The Blonde Ambition Costume
The Blonde Ambition marked Madonna’s third tour. It was coupled with 57 shows that were performed across Europe, Asia and North America. During the tour, Madonna wore a two-piece costume that comprised of a black satin bustier with black lycra shorts. The costume managed to hit a high sale figure of $26,000 during an auction held by Christie.
- The Coffee Table Book
This is a book Madonna wrote with the help of a photographer known as Steven Meisel. The book met a considerable amount of controversy because it contained some sadomasochistic and pornographic content. It was designed to support her 5th album Erotica. During the bustier auction, the signed copy of the book was bought at $3,200.
- Evita Screen Costume
In 1996, Madonna starred in a musical film called Evita. The film was written after the life of Eva Peron. During the film she wore quite a number of costumes that saw her win the Guinness Book of record as the single star with the highest number of costume changes. She managed to wear 85 costumes including 45 pairs of shoes, 39 hats and 56 pairs of earrings. Her most outstanding costume was the Penny Rose evening dress that was sold at Profiles in History for $22,500.
- The Ray of Light MTV Video Award
The Ray of Light was one video that received quite a number of awards. Directed by Jonas Åkerlund, the video received the 1998 MTV awards for, Best Direction, Best Female Video, Best Choreography and Best Editing. The award was auctioned to Julien in 2014 at $20,480.
- Girlie Show Stage Costume
The costume was worn by Madonna during her 1993 Girlie Tour Show in which she visited 12 countries. The tour was is support of her Erotica album. It was sold through Julien’s Auctions in October 2010 for $23,750.
- Other Interesting Collectibles
Other amazing collectibles include: a Beatles Record contract, her 18th century Swiss violin and her authentic photographs of The Clash and The Who.