Filed under: Auctions
It's been a great few weeks for famous dresses. Princess Diana's black ballgown sold far over estimate last week. Proving her own icon status, Marilyn Monroe's pink satin gown sold for $319,000.The strapless gown that she wore to sing the song Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend in "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" was auctioned off as part of the Profiles In History auction featuring Hollywood memorabilia. The gown was worn by Marilyn as the gold-digging Lorelei Lee in the scene which was later copied by Madonna for her "Material Girl" video. The amount didn't even come close to the price for the famous beaded gown she wore to sing Happy Birthday for John F. Kennedy, that went for $1,267,500 at auction at Christie's in 1999.