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Marilyn Monroes iconic movie costumes are headed to London

Do you like it hot? (Picture: United Artists/Ashton)

With Londons most well-heeled members of the fashion elite in town, a tribute to one of Hollywoods famous starlets and fashion icons seems only natural.

Thats right, Marilyn Monroe is once again being immortalised in the capital, and this time its all about her style.

Outfits from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Theres No Business Like Show Business, River of No Return and Some Like It Hot are set to go on display at the May Fair Hotel before going under the hammer at an auction.

The exhibition is held in collaboration with Beverly Hills über-posh Juliens Auctions, and will run from 24 September to 21 October.

Marilyn Monroe continues to be the highest collectible celebrity of all times, said Darren Julien, president and CEO of the auction house.

These dresses are estimated at $60,000 to $80,000 (£48,298 to £51,518) each but we anticipate they will sell well into the six figures.

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Her [Marilyns] fan base is global and its becoming more and more difficult to find items from her life and career especially iconic dresses like what we have on display at The May Fair Hotel in London.

In addition to the dresses, the hotel will also host to dinner movie screenings and a bespoke collection of cocktails served in the hotels swanky bar, inspired by Marilyns films.

Sip on the Lorelei Lee – a mash-up of Courvoisier, Moët & Chandon, Cabernet Sauvignon, a cherry reduction and champagne foam – or try the Victoria Hoffman, made with Roku gin, Yuzu, St-Germain elderflower liqueur, spiced honey syrup and egg whites.

And yes, the tipples are very Insta-friendly.

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For those of you who fancy catching one of Marilyns films, the screenings will take place on 27 September (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), 11 October (Theres No Business Like Show Business), 15 October (River of No Return) and on 18 October (Some Like It Hot).

Tickets will set you back 20 quid, but if you want to go all out, you can see a movie, have a drink and scoff a load of small Read More – Source

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