Marilyn Monroe signature red-sequined showgirl gown with feathered hat for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes
Start Price:200,000.00 USD
Estimated At:200,000.00 - 300,000.00 USD
1,200,000.00USD+ (276,000.00) buyer's premium + taxes, fees, etc...
SOLD at 2011 Jun 18 @ 18:11UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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Marilyn Monroe “Lorelei Lee” signature red-sequined “Two Little Girls from Little Rock” showgirl gown with feathered hat by Travilla for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. (TCF, 1953) This iconic costume was worn by Marilyn Monroe as “Lorelei Lee” in the number “Two Little Girls from Little Rock.” Made of a heavy silk crepe with thousands of hand-sewn sequins spiraling in every direction starting small at the top and finishing in large singular sequins around the bottom to allow them to catch the light from all angles. A deep split to high above the thigh caught by a diamond brooch added to the drama of this dress. The slightly risqué bust area once again fooled the censors by including a shear body-toned fabric from the neck right down to the waist giving the impression of nudity without showing a thing. Dress has handwritten label “1-25-1-4286 A698-67 Marilyn Monroe.” Hat has handwritten label “1-25-1-4286 A698-67 M. Monroe.” Acquired by Debbie Reynolds directly from Twentieth Century-Fox during the “pre-sale” when she bought all of the Marilyn Monroe wardrobe from the studio prior to the auction in 1971.