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In pictures: Cher empties wardrobe

Cher performs during a concert in Budapest, Hungary.

Actress and singer Cher has long been famous for her unique sense of personal style, centred on figure-hugging dresses covered in jewels.

Cher's dining room in Malibu, California

The singer is clearing her Malibu home of its Gothic decorations in favour of a Moroccan-Tibetan look. The dining room set is among the items to be auctioned.

Sotherby's staff carry into position a Bob Mackie floral beaded gown

The sale is being jointly organised by Sotheby's and Julien's. Items have gone on show in London ahead of the sale at the Beverly Hilton in Los Angeles on 3-4 Oct.

A Butterfly Motif Gown designed by Bob Mackie

The mannequins supporting the dresses had to be specially made because of Cher's unique figure.

An 18k white gold and diamond skull and crossbones necklace.

An undeclared but "substantial" part of the money raised will go to the Cher Charitable Foundation. In 2002 her personal wealth was estimated at $600m (315m).

A gown and artwork owned by Cher on display at Sotheby's

Cher is selling off nearly 800 items, from stage costumes to gem-encrusted jewellery, works of art, furniture and even a car, in an auction expected to raise more than $1 million.

A Cartier 18K white gold and diamond "Panthere" wristwatch.

As well as an Oscar for Moonstruck, Cher has also won a Grammy, an Emmy, three Golden Globes and a Best Actress award at the Cannes Film Festival.

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