- Marilyn Monroe's 'Happy birthday, Mr President' dress
- 4,800,000 US dollar(s)
- United States (Los Angeles)
The most expensive dress sold at auction is Marilyn Monroe's 'Happy birthday, Mr President' dress, purchased by Ripley's Believe It or Not! (USA) for $4,800,000 USD (€4,489,000, £3,857,200) at Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles, California, USA, on 17 November 2016
The custom-made Jean Louis gown was worn by Marilyn during her famous performance for President Kennedy, at a fundraiser gala for the Democratic Party on 19 May 1962.
The figure is $200,000 greater than the previous record holder, the ivory rayon-acetate dress worn also by Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch.