Named one of Ireland’s top five free visitor attractions by Fáilte Ireland, the Museum of Style Icons (MOSI) hosts numerous collections and artefacts relating to Stars of the Silver Screen and many modern day artists - including Audrey Hepburn, Marilyn Monroe, Princess Grace, Princess Diana, Michael Jackson, the Beatles and many more.
Happy Birthday, Mr. President
The dress worn by style icon and movie star Marilyn Monroe when she infamously sang Happy Birthday to President John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden in 1962, will arrive at the Newbridge Museum of Style Icons (MOSI) for one week only on Saturday 29th October – Sunday 6th November.
This iconic garment is being brought to MOSI by auctioneers to the stars Julien’s Auctions of Beverly Hills. Newbridge Silverware is the only place in Europe where this dress can be viewed before it goes under the hammer in LA on 17th November as part of the most significant auction of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia ever seen.
The dress, which is expected to fetch millions at auction, will forever be marked in the history books thanks to Marilyn Monroe’s sultry performance at the famous New York venue. The legendary star walked on stage and peeled away her white ermine fur coat, revealing a skin-tight, sheer, flesh-coloured dress that sparkled with over 2,500 handstitched crystals. The custom Jean Louis creation was so tight fitting that Marilyn wore nothing underneath and had to be sewn into it last minute. When Marilyn appeared and the dress was finally revealed the entire audience gasped.
That performance was one of her last public appearances before her untimely death less than three months later. President Kennedy died a year later and that infamous night at Madison Square Garden was the last known time they saw each other.
SOME OF OUR CURRENT EXHIBITS
Audrey Hepburn - Breakfast at Tiffany's
The hot pink cocktail dress worn by Audrey Hepburn when she appeared in the 1961 American romantic comedy Breakfast at Tiffany's opposite George Peppard.
Hepburn's portrayal of Holly Golightly as the naive, eccentric cafe society girl is generally considered to be the actress' most memorable and identifiable role.
The knee length sleeveless dress was designed by her favourite designer Hubert de Givenchy. It is made from silk, decorated all over with fan shaped appliques accented with small rhinestones with a matching pink bow at the waist.
PLAN YOUR VISIT
Monday - Saturday: 9am - 6pm
Sunday & Public Holidays: 10am - 6pm*
Entry is free. However, to enhance the experience, a limited number of spaces are available each day for a guided tour. Tours take place at 10:30am and 2:30pm Monday to Saturday, and 12:00pm and 2:30pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays. To book, please visit the MOSI Tickets Page.
Free parking in our dedicated visitor centre car park
Athgarvan Road, Newbridge, Co. Kildare, Ireland
- Wheelchair accessable
- Tour groups welcome
Only 30 minutes drive from Dublin. Take the M7 from Dublin (main road to Limerick, Killarney and Cork). Leave M7 at Junction 10 signed NEWBRIDGE and follow the sign into town.
Multiple bus operators and services through Newbridge with buses stopping in Newbridge main street approx 10 mins walk. See www.buseireann.ie, dublincoach.ie for timetable, fares and online bookings.
Irish Rail train service available at Newbridge Train Station, station road, Newbridge, approx 20 mins walk to Newbridge Silverware. Taxis at station. Normal Service between 7am and 7pm daily (@ 30mins from Dublin). See www.irishrail.ie for upto date timetable, fares and online bookings.
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