How Much Do You Think Marilyn Monroe's Iconic "Subway Dress" Fetched At Auction?

Is there anything more iconic and representative of Old Hollywood glamour than Marilyn Monroe's pleated "Subway Dress" from the cult classic, The Seven Year Itch? Recently, this piece of fashion history was auctioned off at the Beverly Hills' Paley Center for Media for a cool $4.6 million, more than double its anticipated price. While the cost isn't surprising for one of the most sought-after and often-imitated dresses in the world, it is surprising that the piece's longtime owner, Debbie Reynolds, apparently bought it for only $200 in 1974. The Subway Dress wasn't the only high-ticket piece of Hollywood history up for bid; another Monroe dress, the red-sequined number from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, sold for $1.2 million, along with Audrey Hepburn's Ascot dress from My Fair Lady, which sold for $3.7 million, and the blue-and-white gingham dress from The Wizard of Oz went down for $910K. (LATimes)
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