19 Jun '11, 11pm

Iconic 'subway' dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch sells for $5.6 million at auction

Iconic 'subway' dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch sells for $5.6 million at auction

The ivory-pleated 'Subway' dress worn by actress Marilyn Monroe from the 1955 film The Seven Year Itch, which sold for S$5.6 million at an auction, is shown. -- PHOTO: REUTERS BEVERLY HILLS (California) - THE pleated ivory dress that blew around Marilyn Monroe in an iconic scene from The Seven Year Itch sold for US$4.6 million (S$5.6 million) at a weekend auction of Hollywood costumes - far exceeding its estimate. The so-called 'subway' dress is perhaps the most recognizable in movie history. In Billy Wilder's 1955 movie, a passing train sent a draft through a grate as Monroe giddily stood above it proclaiming, 'Isn't it delicious?' The William Travilla design was estimated to sell for between US$1 million and US$2 million, the crown jewel at a 12-hour auction of nearly 600 costumes and pieces of memorabilia being sold by actress Debbie Reynolds in Beverly Hills on Saturda...

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