Marilyn Monroe made headlines when she wore this fashion stopper, May 19th, 1962. Yes, this is the same dress she had on that day when she walked into a Democratic fundraiser at Madison Square Garden in New York City. There, she famously proceeded to deliver a sultry and breathless version of the song "Happy Birthday," for President John F. Kennedy.

The story goes, the nude colored sequined dress, designed by Jean Louis, was so tight, Marilyn had to be sewn into it.

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The dress was acquired in an auction in 1999 by the late fund manager, Martin Zweig for $1.26 million. Since then, it has spent its life in a climate-controlled case while mounted on a mannequin. Mr. Zweig's estate will sell the dress, through Julien's Auctions, in Los Angeles on November 17th.

It's estimated the dress will sell for close to $4 million.