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Lady Gaga honoured to bid big in fashion auction

Lady Gaga was overwhelmed after scooping up iconic couture creations at an auction on Wednesday (27Jun12), insisting it felt like winning "fashion's Super Bowl".

The Poker Face hitmaker set a new world record after paying thousands for a gown by her late friend Alexander McQueen in a charity sale curated by fashion collector Daphne Guinness.

Gaga, who placed her bids via phone, admits she's excited to add the ivory silk gown, entitled The Girl Who Lived In The Tree, to her wardrobe.

In a series of posts on Twitter.com, she writes, "I am a passionate fashion collector & feel honored (sic) to support The Isabella Blow Foundation. Daphne Guinness is a pioneer for artistic women. The auction, in conjunction with Isabella's foundation, felt like fashion's Super Bowl, and my home team was winning for the first time (sic)... May my archive be ever expanding."

The auction raised $747,200 for the Isabella Blow Foundation, set up in memory of the late fashion guru.

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