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!).
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!
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.