Fun Fact: Most Expensive Clothing

Tis the season to be jolly.

Thus, it’s also the season to look glamorous, sophisticated, and what-not. Okay. Okay. Every season should be a reason to be beautiful and elegant. Therefore, Christmas or not, you would always find a reason to buy yourself a new dress — or maybe two to three pieces of dresses.

Before the year ends, let us give you the world’s most expensive piece of clothing. It is actually a piece of gown by one of the world’s most famous singer — Marilyn Monroe.

According to Time, Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday Mr. President” Dress was sold in 1999 with a winning bid of $1,267,500.

“When Marilyn Monroe delivered a sultry “Happy Birthday” serenade to President John F. Kennedy on May 19, 1962, the blonde bombshell wore a flesh-colored, curve-hugging, jewel-encrusted dress so tight and sheer that, according to legend, Monroe was sewn into the gown and wore nothing under it. The one-of-a-kind sheath was purchased in 1999 by the aptly named Manhattan-based collectible company Gotta Have It! after the dress was put up for auction by the widow of Monroe’s acting coach, Lee Strasberg. When asked by reporters why he would spend a fortune on a piece of fabric that originally cost $12,000, company president Robert Schargen proclaimed that he would have paid twice that: “We stole it,” he boasted (Time).”

Photos of the dress are shown below:

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