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Gaga collects Jacko costumes
Lady Gaga. Picture: Getty Images

Costumes worn by Michael Jackson commanded hundreds of thousands of dollars at auction and Lady Gaga was among the star collectors.

Gaga tweeted on Sunday that she bought 55 pieces in the sale administered by Julien’s Auctions and said she planned to keep the items “archived and expertly cared for in the spirit and love of Michael Jackson”.

Auctioneer Darren Julien said the jacket Jackson wore during his Bad tour fetched $US240,000 ($229,760).

Two of Jackson’s crystal-encrusted gloves sold for more than $US100,000 each.

The auction featuring the collection of Jackson’s costume designers Dennis Tompkins and Michael Bush raised more than $US5 million.

Some proceeds benefited Guide Dogs of America and Nathan Adelson Hospice, of Las Vegas.