There are memorable dresses like the Galaxy by Roland Mouret, the gold Balmain dress that appeared on several magazine covers and the yellow Nina Ricci dress Reese Witherspoon wore after her divorce.
Then there are the iconic dresses. Several of the industry’s most famous or infamous dresses will be auctioned off in sale by actress Debbie Reynolds. Film memorabilia will also be include din the auction.
Leading the way in the auction, which is expected to raise over R70 million, is Marilyn Monroe’s white halter neck dress from The Seven Year Itch. Other iconic lots include the black Givency dress worn by Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast At Tiffany’s, Liz Hurley’s safety-pin dress, the headdress worn by Elizabeth Taylor in Cleopatra and Judy Garland’s gingham dress from The Wizard of Oz.
Reynolds had originally intended to open up a museum that would house these dresses and the film memorabilia. But after she couldn’t find a financial backer, she was forced to sell the pieces. The auction will take place in Beverley Hills on 18th June.
Images via vogue.co.uk.