Dorothy Dress Heads Off to Auction!
Have you ever wanted a piece of Judy Garland/Wizard of Oz history? Well, besides the ruby slippers, Dorothy Gale’s dress is probably the most iconic piece one could have in their collection. Unlike the Dorothy dress that was auctioned off at the Debbie Reynolds Auction, this dress was one of the actual dresses seen on screen in the final version of the Wizard of Oz.
The costume is clearly the headliner of the Icons and Idols: Hollywood auction, and is featured on the cover of the auction catalog. Of course to obtain such a rare treasure you will need plenty of money in your wallet. The estimated sale value is $400,000-$60,000.
The dress was designed by Adrian for Judy Garland to wear in the Wizard of Oz. The pinafore is made of blue and white cotton gingham. The bodice has a label where Judy Garland’s name is written on it. The dress also has a hidden pocket that wouldn’t be noticeable on screen. The piece was owned by Kent Warner, an MGM designer who assisted with the famous 1970 backlot auction. He put the dress up for auction in 1981 at Christie’s Auction house. The dress is one of the few original Dorothy pinafore and blouses known to exist from the Wizard of Oz.