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Sure, it may have been nearly 60 years since the sex symbol wore her iconic white “subway dress” but that didn’t stop bidders from pulling out all the stops at a Beverly Hills auction this weekend. Marilyn Monroe’s dress sold to the tune of $5.6 million (yes, you read that right!).

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Actually, the final bidding price for the dress was a sleek $4.6 million but the unidentified buyer is required to pay $1 million as a commission fee, minor semantics. According to Time, the dress was originally intended to rake in about $2 million so technically, that’s quite a profitable frock!

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Marilyn wore the halter dress in the 1955 movie, The Seven Year Itch. In the film, perhaps the dress is most known for the subway scene when she stood upon a subway grate and the wind blew her skirt up to her waist.

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