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Remember when Marilyn Monroe (opens in new tab) 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 (opens in new tab) for a whopping $4.8 million, with a winning bid from Ripley's Believe it or Not.
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.
Mehera Bonner is a celebrity and entertainment news writer who enjoys Bravo and Antiques Roadshow with equal enthusiasm. She was previously entertainment editor at Marie Claire and has covered pop culture for over a decade.
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