The famous dress of Marilyn Monroe, in which the star sang “Happy birthday Mr. President” was sold by auction house Julien’s Auctions for a record price of $ 4.8 million dollars. Trading took place in Los.
Translucent flesh-colored gown embroidered with more than 2,500 crystals, was originally issued for $ 3 million. The dress was worn on a mannequin that mimic the shape of the celebrated actress. Given the history of this iconic outfit in the bidding process the price has increased by half.
Thus, beaten the previous record: five years ago for $ 4.6 million were sold white suit Monroe from the film “Seven years of desire”.
it is Difficult to name any other outfit that would so accurately symbolized the era of 60-ies of XX century. The dress was tailored by French designer Jean-Louis strictly on the figure of the actress. The last stitches couturier was doing right on Monroe before her speech on 19 may 1962 when she sang the song at the ceremony in honor of the 45th anniversary of John. She sang her version of the famous songs on stage at new York Madison square garden before an audience of 15 thousand people who came to congratulate the President. That is, the speech has generated a lot of rumors about the love affair that existed between Monroe and Kennedy.
Dress Marilyn Monroe has sold for $ 4.8 million dollars.Photo: REUTERS
It was one of the last public appearances of the actress. The Hollywood star was found dead three months later, the cause of death called an overdose of pills. She was only 36 years old. A year after her death, on 22 November 1963, and was assassinated 35th PresidentJohn F. Kennedy.
by the Way, the dress above was one collector who bought it for $ 1.27 million at auction “Christie” in newin 1999.