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    • Twentieth Century Studios

    Bus Stop

    1956

    Costume seen on Marilyn Monroe as Cherie

    • Twentieth Century Studios

    The Man Who Understood Women

    1959

    Costume seen on Leslie Caron as Ann Garantier

  • Christie's Promotional Photo

    1972

    Costume seen on Jane Kerin

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About the Costume

This iconic costume, designed by Travilla for Marilyn Monroe to wear as Christie’s described the piece as Cherie in the 1956 film Bus Stop. Christie’s described the costume as:

A jade green embellished satin leotard…black netting overlay to a nude wire brassiere, jet-like sequins in a fish scale pattern, scalloped gold bullion fringe trimmed with topaz-colored faceted glass. A bias label inscribed “Marilyn Monroe” and a 20th Century label inscribed “A-769-03” are present. Post-production alterations are present. 

As Christie’s noted, alterations are present on the costume, which generally indicates that the costume went on to be used again. In this case, we know that Leslie Caron wore it as Ann Garantier in the 1959 film The Man Who Understood Women. In 1972 Christie’s employee Jane Kerin wore the costume for a promotional photo, though records show it wasn’t sold by Christie’s until 1989. The outfit eventually went up for auction again via Profiles in History (now Julien’s Auctions) in 2016 for $100,000.

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Additional Images

About the Costume

This iconic costume, designed by Travilla for Marilyn Monroe to wear as Christie’s described the piece as Cherie in the 1956 film Bus Stop. Christie’s described the costume as:

A jade green embellished satin leotard…black netting overlay to a nude wire brassiere, jet-like sequins in a fish scale pattern, scalloped gold bullion fringe trimmed with topaz-colored faceted glass. A bias label inscribed “Marilyn Monroe” and a 20th Century label inscribed “A-769-03” are present. Post-production alterations are present. 

As Christie’s noted, alterations are present on the costume, which generally indicates that the costume went on to be used again. In this case, we know that Leslie Caron wore it as Ann Garantier in the 1959 film The Man Who Understood Women. In 1972 Christie’s employee Jane Kerin wore the costume for a promotional photo, though records show it wasn’t sold by Christie’s until 1989. The outfit eventually went up for auction again via Profiles in History (now Julien’s Auctions) in 2016 for $100,000.

This iconic costume, designed by Travilla for Marilyn Monroe to wear as Christie’s described the piece as Cherie in the 1956 film Bus Stop. Christie’s described the costume as:

A jade green embellished satin leotard…black netting overlay to a nude wire brassiere, jet-like sequins in a fish scale pattern, scalloped gold bullion fringe trimmed with topaz-colored faceted glass. A bias label inscribed “Marilyn Monroe” and a 20th Century label inscribed “A-769-03” are present. Post-production alterations are present. 

As Christie’s noted, alterations are present on the costume, which generally indicates that the costume went on to be used again. In this case, we know that Leslie Caron wore it as Ann Garantier in the 1959 film The Man Who Understood Women. In 1972 Christie’s employee Jane Kerin wore the costume for a promotional photo, though records show it wasn’t sold by Christie’s until 1989. The outfit eventually went up for auction again via Profiles in History (now Julien’s Auctions) in 2016 for $100,000.

Credits

Sighting Credit:
  • glasgow1975
  • Michael
  • Katie S.
Photos provided by:
Costume Designer:
  • Travilla

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