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Marilyn Monroe’s “Happy Birthday Mr President” dress is worth its weight in gold

Do you ever find yourself justifying your recent purchase of the latest fashion staple, with the reason of… it’s a ‘good investment’? We’ve all been there, and in some cases it is totally justifiable…especially when the items result in being worth more than their weight in gold later down the line – Just like this Marilyn Monroe dress. 

There aren’t many dresses that are as iconic as the one Marilyn Monroe wore to sing “ Happy Birthday” to former president John F. Kennedy, and believe me there are hardly any as expensive.

According to research carried about by WatchShop, Marilyn’s dress is worth more than 1,000 times it’s own weight in gold. 

The memorable crystal covered dress is the one she wore to sing Happy Birthday to JF Kennedy in 1962 designed by Jean Louis. A dress so bespoke, that she actually had to be sewn into it. The $4.8-million dollar item was the most expensive dress ever sold when it was purchased by Ripley’s Believe It or Not! in November 2016, according to its website.

Based on this, the dress’s weight (103 grams), and the price of gold, experts at WatchShop estimate that the memorable dress is actually worth more than 1,145 times its weight in gold.

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