Mega Marilyn fan takes in ‘dream come true’ dress display

Willa Picton drove from Saskatoon to Luseland to see the iconic Marilyn Monroe dress she had dreamed of looking at for decades. (Submitted by Willa Picton)

By Alex Soloducha, CBC News, July 11, 2017 

$4.8M dress displayed in Luseland, Sask. Monday

Some Marilyn Monroe fans were treated to a very unique opportunity as one of her most iconic ensembles made its way to small town Saskatchewan.

When the Hollywood starlet sang Happy Birthday to President John F. Kennedy at Madison Square Garden in 1962, she was wearing a champagne coloured gown, encrusted with over 2,500 crystals and 6,000 hand-sewn rhinestones.

While 43-year-old Willa Picton is too young to remember the first time the dress took the stage, she said she grew up watching old Hollywood movies and has seen every Marilyn documentary.

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