The 15 Most Expensive Celebrity Dresses of All Time

Marilyn Monroe made the list twice.

For many celebs, there's no price too high when it comes to looking the best. That's why we might gasp at these most expensive dresses of all time, but for them, it's just another day in the life.

Lupita Nyong'o's 2015 Oscars Dress; $150,000

In 2015, Nyong'o looked like a dream in a long, white Calvin Klein gown that featured roughly 6,000 pearls. The showstopper was estimated to cost $150,000.

Shop a similar look: White cutout gown, $378,

Audrey Hepburn's 1954 Oscar Gown; $131,300

At the 1954 Oscars in New York City, Hepburn wore this tea-length Givenchy number. It was sold for a little under $131,300 in 2011.

Shop a similar look: White Audrey Hepburn-inspired flare, lace dress, $96,

Princess Diana's Cannes Film Festival Dress; $137,500

The late Princess Diana wore this Catherine Walker silk chiffon evening gown three times: once during a portrait sitting with photographer Terence Donovan, to an opera premiere in 1989 and again at the 1997 Cannes Film Festival. It has been auctioned off with a winning bid of over $137,000.

Shop a similar look: Blue chiffon gown, $38,

Elizabeth Taylor's 1970 Oscars Dress; $167,500

In 1970, timeless beauty Taylor wore this chiffon number to the Oscars. And in 1999 it was sold for $167,500.

Shop a similar look: Faviana sleeveless ruched gown, $99,

Cate Blanchett's 2007 Oscars Gown; $200,000

At the 2007 Oscars, Blanchett wore a one-shouldered silver Armani Prive dress. All that shimmer (from Swarovski crystals) was worth $200,000.

Shop a similar look: Sequined one-shoulder gown, $180,

Beyoncé's 2016 Met Gala Dress; Price N/A


Each pearl on Beyoncé's 2016 Met Gala custom-made latex dress was rumored to cost between $6,000 and $8,000. The exact price is unknown, but given that she was covered from top to bottom in pearls, it's safe to say, she belongs somewhere in our top 10.

Shop a similar look: Flower appliqué pearls zip-up evening gown, $200,

Paris Hilton's Hollywood Beauty Awards Dress; $270,000

Hilton wore this $270,000 August Getty gown, studded with 500,000 Swarovski crystals, to the Hollywood Beauty Awards this year.

Shop a similar look: Sleeveless sequin gown, $47,

Amal Clooney's Wedding Dress; $380,000

Designer Oscar de la Renta created the stunning gown that Amal wore in her 2014 wedding to the ever-handsome George Clooney.

Shop a similar look: Lace and chiffon A-line wedding dress, $449,

Kate Middleton's Wedding Dress; $400,000

The Duchess of Cambridge always looks stunning, but she really wowed us at the 2011 Royal Wedding. Kate's dress, a lace-sleeved gown with an elegant train designed by Sarah Burton, cost $400,000.

Shop a similar look: Long sleeve, low-back wedding dress, $549,

Audrey Hepburn's "Breakfast At Tiffany's" Dress; $923,000

This infamous Breakfast At Tiffany's= 1961 dress designed by Givenchy, was sold in 2006 for nearly $80,000 short of a million dollars.

Shop a similar look: Black Audrey Hepburn vintage-style dress, $35,

Marilyn Monroe's "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" Dress; $1.3 Million

In 1961, this gown was designed by Jean-Louis Berthaulto specifically for Monroe's Madison Square Garden performance of "Happy Birthday, Mr. President" at John F. Kennedy's 45th birthday party. According to, the pink sequins gown was sold at an auction for $1.3 million big ones.


Shop a similar look: Happy Birthday Mr. President replica dress, $1,600,

Julie Andrews' "Sound of Music" Dress; $1.56 million

The hills came alive with the Sound of Music, and this iconic get-up Andrews wore during that famous number was sold for over 1.5 million dollars.

Shop a similar look: Maria's alpine dress, $145,

Nicole Kidman's 1997 Oscars Dress; $2 Million

Made by Christian Dior Haute Couture, this embroidered piece was worn by Kidman to the 69th Academy Awards in 1997.

Shop a similar look: Sleeveless green evening dress, $49,

Jennifer Lawrence's 2013 Oscars Dress; $4 Million

Lawrence looked stunning at the 2013 Oscars in a Dior Couture blush ball gown. She tripped while ascending the stairs to receive her award for Best Actress for her role in Silver Linings Playbook. She joked to Vogue in an interview, "Was that on purpose? Absolutely."

Shop a similar look: Strapless floral gown, $354,

Marilyn Monroe's "Seven Year Itch" Dress; $4.6 Million

According to Marie Claire, when this famous number first seen in the 1955 movie The Seven Year Itch was auctioned up in 2011, it sold for $5.6 million. Looks like Monroe, with not one, but two appearances on this list takes the cake for the most expensive dress of all time.

Shop a similar look: Seven Year Itch-inspired dress, $113,

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