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Marilyn Monroe, a timeless icon


ANALYSIS – It was thought that sixty years after her death, Norma Jeane would no longer have the same aura with women. And yet, many of them, like Kim Kardashian, dream of slipping into the skin (and dresses) of the unforgettable sex symbol.

It's not just any dress.

Americans call it “

The Happy Birthday dress


A transparent silk sheath embroidered with more than 2,500 crystals, worn by Marilyn Monroe for the 45th birthday of John F. Kennedy, one evening in May 1962. At the height of his glory, the Hollywood star whispered to the leader of the free world a

" Happy Birthday Mr. President»

of anthology.

From the very first notes, their connection jumps out at the dumbfounded assembly.

Four months later, she died of a drug overdose in her house in Brentwood, in circumstances not yet elucidated... In 2016, the scandalous outfit imagined by the French costume designer Jean Louis, so tight that it had to be finished on the body of Norma Jeane, is sold at auction for 4.8 million dollars.

The most expensive dress in the world has made American (fashion) history.

What Kim Kardashian understood

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Source: lefigaro

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