Share your favorites on Show & Tell

Marilyn Monroe's Personal Black Silk Cocktail Dress

In Womens Clothing > Dresses > Show & Tell and Movies > Marilyn Monroe > Show & Tell.
Dresses39 of 43Spring/summer wardrobe swap, go away winter!Leopard Print Bombshell Dress
7
Love it
0
Like it

MoroseCMoroseC loves this.
monroe4lifemonroe4life loves this.
AshleycheriAshleycheri loves this.
ThriftStoreAddictThriftStoreAddict loves this.
dollybelldollybell loves this.
BeatleJim55BeatleJim55 loves this.
vintagemadvintagemad loves this.
See 5 more
Add to collection

    Please create an account, or Log in here

    If you don't have an account, create one here.


    Create a Show & TellReport as inappropriate


    Posted 11 years ago

    MMCollector
    (10 items)

    From the personal wardrobe of Marilyn Monroe: A hand-tailored, one of a kind cocktail dress in black silk, sleeveless with a plunging, gathered neckline and a back zipper; with the bottom hem having weights sewn into the lining to keep the dress lying flat when worn by Marilyn.

    Marilyn wore this dress to an event held by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, where her husband, Arthur Miller, was recognized for receiving their Gold Medal for Drama Award on May 20, 1959 in New York City. See photo below.

    Marilyn's Evening Wear: Marilyn's public wardrobe was full of film-star black dresses. The 1999 Christie's auction showed us Marilyn wore seemingly endless variations of the sophisticated little black evening dress, most often with the dresses being seamed, darted, and even boned, to make the most of her curves. Her dresses were cool and elegant, every inch emphasizing Marilyn's lush, yet at the same time fragile blonde beauty; the special luminous quality that made of her a major star in front of still or moving cameras. This was all part of the film star image she had so carefully created for herself.

    logo
    Dresses
    See all
    ZARA green & orange vintage floral long-sleeve high-neck midi dress, M/10-12
    ZARA green & orange vintage floral ...
    $22
    Rare Vintage Gunne Sax By Jessica Quilted Hooded Prairie Dress M
    Rare Vintage Gunne Sax By Jessica Q...
    $930
    Antique Victorian Edwardian White Long Wedding Bridal Tea Lace Cotton Lawn Dress
    Antique Victorian Edwardian White L...
    $27
    Vintage Gunne Sax Prarie Style Lace Dress Made in USA Size 9
    Vintage Gunne Sax Prarie Style Lace...
    $28
    logo
    ZARA green & orange vintage floral long-sleeve high-neck midi dress, M/10-12
    ZARA green & orange vintage floral ...
    $22
    See all

    Want to post a comment?

    Create an account or login in order to post a comment.