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London - Madonna's used underwear is being auctioned.
The biggest collection of memorabilia relating to the 'Material Girl' hitmaker will be sold by Julien's Auctions of Beverly Hills on November 7 and among the lots up for grabs is "the latex mask, waspie, gloves, bra and panties worn with Katy Perry for a 2014 V Magazine cover photo shoot", which is worth $1 000 (about R10 711) - $4 000.
Asked if it was "creepy" that someone will own Madonna's panties, her publicist Liz Rosenberg told the New York Post newspaper's Page Six column: "If the shoe fits, then wear them in good health."
Among the more unusual items up for grabs are the star's diary from 1988, which includes hand-written entries detailing an appearance on 'Late Night with David Letterman' and dates with then-husband Sean Penn, and a signed document relating to the former couple's separation.
Also on sale are costumes the 56-year-old star wore in her movies 'A League of Their Own', 'Evita', and 'The Next Big Thing', negatives and prints of nude pictures Madonna posed for in 1979 - some of which later appeared in Penthouse magazine - and the Marilyn Monroe-inspired red dress, stole and jewellery from her 'Material Girl' video, which are expected to fetch $20 000-$40 000 in the sale.
Madonna's publicist said the singer is currently on vacation with her four children and is unaware the auction - which she will not profit from - is taking place.
She added: "I do not believe any of what is being auctioned off was in Madonna's possession. - BANG Showbiz