Marilyn Monroe “Subway Dress” Sold For $4.6 Million
Actress Debbie Reynolds has just auctioned off some of her Hollywood memorabilia and earned $22.8 million over the weekend. The top selling item? Marilyn Monroe’s “subway dress” from the 1955 movie The Seven Year Itch.
The winning bid for the iconic dress was $4.6 million which scaled up to $5.52 million after taxes and fees – which makes it the most expensive costume ever sold. Overall, nearly 600 costumes were sold from the collection of Reynolds, who was likewise a famous actress during the 1950s.
Previous record holders for the most expensive costumes from Hollywood included Audrey Hepburn’s black dress from the 1961 film Breakfast at Tiffany’s, which was sold for $923,187. Hepburn’s ascot dress from My Fair Lady which banked $4.4 million, and Judy Garland’s blue cotton dress from Wizard of Oz, sold for $1.09 million.