Julien's Auctions in Los Angeles auctioned a dress from Marlene's private wardrobe today as part of their "Icons & Idols" auction (lot #49). The Saks Fifth Avenue dress from 1952 fetched $ 1 152 (excluding buyer's premium).
Lot description: "An ivory and black silk dress embroidered with soutache owned by Marlene Dietrich. Labels read, "Salon Moderne/Saks Fifth Avenue" and "Saks Fifth Avenue/New York" with the following handwritten information: "Mrs M Dietrich/date: 3/14/52 / No. 706." The dress has been confirmed by Barbra Schoeerer of the Marlene Dietrich collection Berlin to have belonged to Dietrich. Marlene Dietrich became an unwilling fashion icon who insisted she dressed only for herself. In 1952, Dietrich was living in New York City. Unsized."