Hollywood's Greatest Costume Party Ever!

Ridhima Sinha , 04 Jun 2011
Marilyn Monroe's legendary white gown
Marilyn Monroe's legendary white gown

Ever wondered what it would be like to own iconic memorabilia from Hollywood’s greatest movies ever made. Well, the dream is actually going to come true for some as costumes worn by screen goddesses are set to go under the hammer on June 18. We bring you the lowdown on Hollywood’s iconic costume auction.Debbie Reynolds who acted in movies like Singin’ in the Rain and The Unsinkable Molly Brown, is auctioning legendary film costumes which she has been collecting for over 50 years.

Barbra Streisand's gown in Hello, Dolly | photo courtesy: richardskipper
Barbra Streisand's gown in Hello, Dolly | photo courtesy: richardskipper

Marilyn Monroe‘s subway dress in The Seven Year Itch is one of  most iconic (and seductive) gowns in Hollywood history. This ivory, pleated halter dress was designed by William Travilla, and the Profiles in History auction house, where the June 18 auction will happen estimates the value of this legendary gown between $1 million and $2 million. (Whoa!) A section of fans have protested to this public display and auction of this epic piece of Hollywood history.

Barbra Streisand's gown from the 1969 classic Hello,Dolly |Photo: mailchimp
Barbra Streisand's gown from the 1969 classic Hello,Dolly |Photo: mailchimp

Barbra Streisand’s sleeveless gold velvet, jeweled gown from “Hello, Dolly!” which was supposedly the most expensive costume ever made for a movie will also be up for sale. We like. Now, I absolutely adore Audrey Hepburn and I particularly loved her in My Fair Lady, so her Ascot dress from the movie on auction totally makes it to the top of my wishlist along with Julie Andrews’ costumes from The Sound of Music.

Audrey Hepburn's Dress from the 1964 classic My Fair Lady |photo: torontosun
Audrey Hepburn's Dress from the 1964 classic My Fair Lady |photo: torontosun
Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music :|Photo courtesy:  bornrich
Julie Andrews in The Sound of Music :|Photo courtesy: bornrich
Charlie Chaplin's Little Tramp hat | Photo: bornrich
Charlie Chaplin's Little Tramp hat | Photo: bornrich

There’s also this green-velvet “drapery” dress hat worn by Vivien Leigh as Scarlett O’Hara in Gone With the Wind up for grabs but the cutest has got to be the signature bowler hat worn by Charlie Chaplin’s in his Little Tramp character. (Aww.)

Vivian Leigh’s headgear in Gone With the Wind | Photo courtesy: born rich
Vivian Leigh’s headgear in Gone With the Wind | Photo courtesy: born rich
The Debbie Reynolds Hollywood memorabilia auction | Photo courtesy: bornrich
The Debbie Reynolds Hollywood memorabilia auction | Photo courtesy: bornrich

Also, up for grabs are Judy Garland’s Ruby Shoes from The Wizard of Oz, Elizabeth Taylor’s headgear in Cleopatra and many other pieces of spectacular movie memorabilia. So, watch out as Hollywood’s greatest goes up for sale.

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