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Aretha Franklin’s outfits auctioned

By AAP Newswire

Key outfits worn by late soul singer Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Madonna and other stars have been auctioned off.

Auction house Julien's Auctions confirmed on Saturday a pink sequinned evening dress that Franklin wore at a concert at New York's Radio City Music Hall in 1991 fetched $US7,500 ($A10,381).

Julien's staged the sale in New York as part of its "Icons & Idols" auction, which also saw clothing and memorabilia used by stars including Madonna, Lady Gaga, Michael Jackson and Eric Clapton on offer.

A tuxedo jacket worn by Madonna in the film Desperately Seeking Susan brought in $US100,000, while an electric guitar once owned by Clapton changed hands for some $US30,000.

A jacket worn by Michael Jackson on his Bad world tour in the 1980s was among the most expensive items, fetching $US300,000.

Franklin died of pancreatic cancer at her home in Detroit on August 16, aged 76.