Fashion designer Tommy Hilfiger won Marilyn Monroe’s Pandora minaudiere evening bag at Julien’s Auctions during an auction of the screen icons personal possessions in an unintentional bidding war with his friend Tommy Mottola who wanted it for his wife Thalia.
The embellished citrine crystal floret minaudiere includes Marilyn’s lipstick, unused cigarettes, comb, a heavily used cotton powder make up buffer with mirror and two Mercury dimes dated 1943 and 1945.
The two Tommy’s battled it out with Hilfiger becoming the victor at $187,500 as a 50th birthday gift for his wife Dee Ocleppo who designs luxury handbags.
The Collections of Marilyn Monroe auctions took place Thursday-Saturday at Julien’s Auctions in Los Angeles. The entire auction raised close to $11 million.