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A BLACK SEQUINNED DRESS
A full-length evening dress, believed to have been worn in February 1954 while singing to over 10,000 soldiers stationed in Korea during the war. The black silk crepe evening dress is by Ceil Chapman, designed with a vermicular pattern of black bugle beads. While the dress is floor length, it appears that the hem was raised to three-quarter length, held in place with loose stitches and gaffer tape. Not since President Eisenhower's pre-inaugural visit had there been such a turn-out and reception as when Marilyn wowed the troops.
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