Wear it like Monroe: Collection of stellar gowns worn by Marilyn Monroe go under the hammer for $8,00,000

To own anything that once belonged to the legendary Marilyn Monroe would be a dream turned reality. Luckily the dream has come true for many who have worshipped the siren who set the screen ablaze with her drop-dead gorgeous looks in movies like ‘gentlemen prefer blondes’, ‘some like it hot’, ‘the seven-year itch’ and many more. A collection of outfits worn by Hollywood screen siren Marilyn Monroe have sold for £621,000 ($8,03,089) at auction. Marilyn Monroe’s costume, the black silk bandeau top, floral print floor-length skirt and over-sized straw hat in 1954 comedy There’s No Business Like Show Business, worn by the star as “Vicky Parker” during the saucy “Heat Wave” song and dance number was auctioned for $280,000. In addition to this the absolutely stunning, red silk, long-sleeved sequined dress worn in the 1953 comedy Gentlemen Prefer Blondes fetched $250,000. How many of you remember the bright yellow, floor-length period gown worn by Monroe in the final scene of 1954 drama River Of No Return? Yep, that beauty garnered $175,000 along with the sexy yet subtle black silk crepe cocktail dress, thought to be the same one she wore for a July 1958 press conference promoting the film Some Like It Hot, sold for $100,000.

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It wasn’t just her great-looking clothes that went under the hammer, other highlights of the sale, held in Beverly Hills by Julien’s Auctions; include an Italian-style carved wood ornate corner chair used by the star in her final photoshoot in July 1962 which went for $80000. As they say, I’ll worship the ground you walk on; fans can say I’ll rest my derriere on the couch you sat on.

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