Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday” dress on auction for $3 million

Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday” dress on auction for $3 million

Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday” dress on auction for $3 million

Written by Keshala Dias

16 Nov, 2016 | 5:09 pm

Famous American actress and model Marilyn Monroe’s beige, rhinestone-encrusted dress which she wore to sing “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy on his 45th birthday celebration on May 19, 1962 is being sold by Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles on November 17 for $3 million.

This dress was designed by a Hollywood costume designer named Jean Louis, and in 1999 this dress wphotoas sold for $1.27 marilyn-monroe-seven-year-itch-white-dress-colormillion, making it the most expensive personal item of clothing ever to be sold at auction.

The auction will also include a number of other personal items of Monroe’s, including a used tube of lipstick, jewelry, cigarettes and several other dresses, which are also expected to attract significant interest.

In 2011, the white dress Monroe wore over a grate in “The Seven Year Itch” was sold for $4.6 million, making it the most expensive dress ever sold at auction. This record has not been broken yet.

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