The suit worn by Marilyn Monroe, with the athlete Joe Dimaggio, considered one of the most important marriages in pop culture, is being auctioned by the auction house Gotta Have Rock and Roll, the expectation is that the piece will be sold for 2 million dollars.
The suit that belonged to the diva Marilyn Monroe, is a dark brown twill suit, with a white fur collar on its jacket, which had to be shortened from its original length by a few centimeters in order to be able to be worn by the movie star.
According to the auction house, the piece was bought by Marilyn at Macy’s department store and later, presented to Milton Greene’s mother-in-law, the diva’s private photographer.
Bidding began last Wednesday (23rd) and will run until December 9th.
Suit used by Marilyn Monroe at her wedding to athlete Joe Dimaggio (Reproduction/Gotta Have Rock and Roll)
Marilyn Monroe’s wardrobe is a subject that was very high this year, after businesswoman Kim Kardashian appeared at this year’s edition of the Met Gala, wearing the iconic beaded dress, used by the actress when she sang “Happy birthday” to the president John F. Kennedy in 1962.
Kim Kardashian wears a Marilyn Monroe dress at the 2022 Met Gala (Reproduction/Instagram)
The dress that has become a symbol of American history, was given to Kim Kardashian by the Ripley’s museum, after the episode the Instagram profile The Marilyn Monroe Collection published a before and after the dress was worn by Kim Kardashian, where the piece appears clearly damaged.
Marilyn Monroe’s dress damaged after being worn by Kim Kardashian (Reproduction/Instagram)
In addition to Marilyn’s iconic transparent dress, Kim used another dress by the actress, which was worn by the actress during the Golden Globes, signed by fashion designer Norman Norell, the piece was also auctioned by the auction house Julien’s Auctions.
“To complete my evening after the Met, I had the honor of wearing Marilyn Monroe’s Norman Norell dress that she wore to the Golden Globe Award in 1962 — where she received the Henrietta Award for Best Film in the World. In my quest to find the Jean Louis diamond dress I wore to the Met Gala, I discovered Marilyn’s iconic green sequined piece from @Juliens_Auctions,” Kim Kardashian wrote in the caption of the photo of her wearing the dress on Instagram,”More further into my research I discovered that the owner of the Golden Globe she received that night was none other than my florist @jeffleatham. I saw it all as a sign that all the stars had aligned. It will forever be one of the greatest privileges of my life to be able to channel my inner Marilyn in this way on such a special night. Thank you Julien’s Auction and Jeff for helping to make this memory possible”concluded the businesswoman.
Kim Kardashian wearing the dress worn by Marilyn Monroe at the Golden Globes ceremony (Reproduction/Instagram)
In addition to the controversial appearance of Kim Kardashian at the Met Gala, the name of the star of “Men prefer blondes” was on the rise during the second half of this year due to the film “Blonde”, distributed by Netflix, directed by Andrew Dominik and starring Ana de Armas.
The film became the target of a barrage of criticism, due to the numerous creative liberties taken during the work, and was considered a macho portrayal of the biography of Marilyn Monroe.
Featured photo: Marilyn Monroe and Joe Dimaggio (Playback/Gotta Have Rock and Roll)