DescriptionMarilyn Monroe "Elsie" Signature Pearl Encrusted Mermaid Gown from The Prince and the Showgirl (Warner Bros., 1957). Vintage original short-sleeve, floor-length mermaid ball gown constructed of crème silk organza over eggshell silk with sweetheart neckline and fitted bodice, embellished with seed pearls and rhinestones and beads on bust, left sleeve and lower portion above the voluminous, heavily weighted "mermaid tail." Left sleeve with top hook and eye closure extending to the side zipper surrounded by more hook and eye closure.
Monroe wears this brilliant white gown with dramatically swaying skirt throughout many scenes in the film, and images of her in the form-fitting garment featured heavily in the film's publicity.
Exhibiting usual wear and deterioration, as to be expected in a vintage garment like this. Some sensitive repair to right
sleeve. Otherwise, in vintage Good to Very Good condition. COA from Heritage Auctions. From The Gene London Cinema Collection.
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