The iconic dress worn by Marilyn Monroe to sing 'Happy Birthday Mr President' to John fF. Kennedy in 1962 is expected to sell for £2.2 million when it goes under the hammer in November.
The sheer, sequin-embellished gown was designed by Jean Louis, head costume designer at Columbia Pictures from 1944 until 1960. It was so form-fitting that Monroe is said to have had to be sewn into it.
Ahead of its time, the risqué dress perfectly matched Monroe's skin tone, making it look as if she was naked but for the sequins.
It will be sold by Julien's Auctions in Los Angeles on November 17th.
Monroe died less than three months after the legendary performance, and President Kennedy was assassinated the following year.