Madonna’s outfits and artefacts displayed in a new exhibition
From her Material Girl dress to her American Pie look, Madonna’s outfits and artefacts displayed in a new exhibition at the Museum of Style Icons in Newbridge, Ireland.
The exclusive exhibition was launched yesterday – by Newbridge Silverware and Julien’s Auctions together – and will end on 15th September 2014. All the items will go for auction in November. The collection is part of Julien’s Auctions’ Icons & Idols: Rock n’ Roll auction.
The exhibition includes the famous Marilyn Monroe inspired dress, fur stole and jewellery worn in Madonna’s Material Girl video (dress & stole estimate: $20,000-40,000) and six of Madonna’s period clothing pieces from Evita (Various estimates: $800-6,000). In addition, costumes from A League of Their Own (Estimate: $3,000-5,000), her Music music video (Estimates ranging from $2,000-$6,000), and the video for American Pie ($1,000-5,000) will also be on display at the Museum of Style Icons, which is housed at the Newbridge Silverware Visitor Centre and is free to the public.
Madonna‘s extensive list of awards, include GRAMMY Awards, American Music Awards, MTV Video Awards, Billboard Awards, VH-1 Fashion Awards, a Hollywood Walk of Fame and so many more. Some of these awards are also on display as part of the exhibition including a 1991 American Music Award (Estimate: $4,000-6,000), an MTV award (Estimate: $4,000-6,000), and a MTV European Music Award (Estimate: $4,000-6,000).
This collection offers an intimate glimpse into Madonna’s private world. Most revealing is a day planner/diary from 1988. The diary includes Madonna’s handwritten notes on nearly every page with appointments: appearing on Late Night With David Letterman, dates with then- husband Sean Penn as well as birthday reminders and holiday plans (Estimate: $2,000-4,000). Among the other items are a signed document relating to her separation from Sean Penn (Estimate: $1,000-2,000), and the 1972 Junior High School yearbook she was photographed in as a teenager (Estimate: $800-1,200).