Marilyn Monroe's "Happy Birthday Mr. President" Dress Just Sold for Major $$$ at Auction

Hand-stitched crystals are a girl's best friend.

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Remember when Marilyn Monroe sang to President John F. Kennedy for his birthday? Probably not because you likely weren't alive, but it looked a little something like this:

As you can tell from this grainy video, Monroe looked completely stunning in her flesh-colored gown, which was designed by Jean Louis—an Academy Award winning costume artist. The iconic dress (which Monroe is said to have been sewed into) just sold at Julien's Auctions for a whopping $4.8 million, with a winning bid from Ripley's Believe it or Not.

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You can check out an up-close and personal look at the gown below, which features 2,500 hand-stitched crystals. We want to go to there.

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Mehera Bonner
Mehera Bonner

Mehera Bonner is a news writer who focuses on celebrities and royals.