Lot 55 – THE “HAPPY BIRTHDAY MR. PRESIDENT” DRESS

From the personal wardrobe of Marilyn Monroe:  A full length evening sheath dress of flesh-colored soufflé gauze encrusted with graduated rhinestones embroidered in a rosette motif. Worn by Marilyn Monroe at the famous birthday tribute to President John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden where Marilyn sang “Happy Birthday Mr. President” on May 19. 1962.

This dress, still today, holds the record for the most expensive personal dress ever sold at auction.  Marilyn’s billowing white halter top from “The Seven Year Itch” holds the record for the most expensive film costume ever sold at auction.  To read more about the dress selling at auction, click on the links below.

Monroe Frock Fetches Millions, But Was It THE Dress?
Update to Monroe Frock Fetches Millions: “Say Yes To The Dress(es)”

Estimate: On Request
Selling Price: $1,267,500

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