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£2m for Monroe gown?

The iconic white gown worn by Marilyn Monroe in the film, The Seven Year Itch, is expected to fetch up to 2 million pounds when it goes under the hammer next month.

entertainment Updated: May 30, 2011 01:48 IST

The iconic white gown worn by Marilyn Monroe in the film, The Seven Year Itch, is expected to fetch up to 2 million pounds when it goes under the hammer next month.

The pleated halterneck dress, which sent men’s hearts a-flutter when Monroe stepped out of the cinema, is being sold in an auction of iconic film costumes, reports the Daily Mail. The gown, designed by Travilla, is no longer quite as white as when the actress wore it, but has the boning that was sewn in by hand to create a built-in bra.

Other dresses in the auction include Judy Garland’s costume from The Wizard of Oz, Audrey Hepburn’s Ascot dress from My Fair Lady and Julie Andrews’ clothes from The Sound of Music. All these belong to actor Debbie Reynolds, who is selling off her entire memorabilia of 3,500 items, in Beverly Hills on June 18.