Bette Midler Encourages Lady Gaga to Take Her Outfits
What led to the sudden change of heart? Midler's decision to host an upcoming auction where she'll sell more than 300 items from her personal collection, including clothes and memorabilia.
"I think she should go for a real wheelchair and a real fishtail because these are really beautiful. They are decorated and hand-beaded," quipped Midler in an interview with the Associated Press. "If she is interested, she can have whatever she wants because she is a very talented girl, and I love her a lot."
Midler says she decided to host the auction because she didn't want her daughter to have to deal with maintaining or selling the collection after she passes away. Several of the items -- including a Valentino gown and the outfit Midler wore during her 'The Showgirl Must Go On' performances -- are expected to command anywhere from $1,000 to $3,000.
For curious local fans and passersby, Midler's collection will be on public display at Julien's Auctions in Beverly Hills from Oct. 31 through Nov. 11.