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The iconic dress that Marilyn Monroe wore to sing Happy Birthday to President John F. Kennedy to celebrate his 45th birthday at Madison Square Garden is to be auctioned.
Marilyn Monroe wore the flesh-colored dress in May 1962, but the garment was so tight she had to be sewn into it.

Image source Wikipedia

Image source Wikipedia

She died less than three months later at the age of 36, and JFK died in 1963.

The dress was sold in 1999 for $1.26 million but Julien’s Auctions thinks it could fetch up to $3 million this November.

The gown, made of silk gauze and covered in thousands of rhinestone beads and sequins, will go under the hammer in Los Angeles on November 17.

Before then, the dress will be on show at Mana Contemporary in Jersey City, New Jersey, and the Museum of Style Icons in Newbridge, Ireland.