Marilyn Monroe's Dress
A red taffeta gown with black lace overlay and fishtail skirt worn by Marilyn for a photo shoot with Bob Landry, and on several other occasions, including the 1952 Photoplay magazine awards, and the party celebrating the opening of Don't Bother to Knock, was 'lost' for decades.
The employees of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in New York found the box in the office of the first cultural advisor on the second floor. The box contained the dress accompanied by a pair of black shoes size 34 and two silk scarves with the inscription "Clark Gable".
The dress was made by I.Magnin&Co., well-known Californian fashion house in the 1950s and 1960s. Magnin&Co designed the wedding attire of Marilyn Monroe with Joe DiMaggio in 1954.
Last year the dress was authenticated by a specialist. "We are pretty sure that it belonged to Marilyn Monroe, but the mystery remains, we don't know why it is here, because to our knowledge, she never came to the French Embassy," said Benedict de Montlaur, Cultural Counselor of the French #joedimaggio #frenchembassynyc #hollywood #imagnin #marilynmonroe #boblandry #history #fashion #photoplayawards #dontbothertoknock #actress #mystery #dress #nyc