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Elton's wardrobe raises $700,000
Sir Elton John at the wardrobe sale
Sir Elton's Aids charity has raised more than $90m (51.5m)
A sale of haute couture clothes belonging to Sir Elton John has raised more than $700,000 (395,000) for the singer's Aids charity.

Approximately 10,000 pieces were put forward for the five-day sale in New York, which ended on Friday.

Among them was a polka-dot suit designed by Richard James, which the singer wore while duetting with Eminem at the Grammy Awards in 2001.

There were also outfits from designers including Versace and Louis Vuitton.

Items from Sir Elton John's wardrobe sale
Some 10,000 items, from t-shirts to shoes, were included in the sale

Sir Elton's partner, David Furnish, also contributed some of his clothes to the specially-created shop, Elton's Closet, at New York's Rockefeller Centre.

The money generated by the sale, which has become an annual event, will be given to the Elton John Aids Foundation.

The charitable organisation was set up in 1992 to educate people around the world about Aids prevention, and provide help for those living with the condition.


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