Marilyn Monroe's Iconic 'Happy Birthday Mr President' Dress Expected To Fetch £2 Million

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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.

Marilyn Monroe singing 'Happy Birthday, Mr. President' to John F. Kennedy May 19, 1962 at a celebration of his 45th birthday
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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.

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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.

Marilyn Monroe stands between Robert Kennedy (left) and John F. Kennedy after her performance

Monroe died less than three months after the legendary performance, and President Kennedy was assassinated the following year.

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