(WGNO) – The iconic dress that Marilyn Monroe wore to sing “Happy Birthday” to President John F. Kennedy is expected to sell at auction for a whopping $3 million.
According to CNN, the beige and rhinestone-encrusted dress was created by Hollywood costume designed Jean Louis and will be auctioned off November 17th at Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles. The dress was sold at Christie’s Auction for $1.27 million back in 1999, making it the most expensive personal item of clothing ever to be sold at auction.
Monroe wore the famous dress at a 45th birthday celebration for Kennedy held at New York’s Madison Square Garden on May 19th, 1962.
It is said the dress was so tight, Monroe had to be sewn into it before getting on stage to sing “Happy Birthday.”