The ivory silk moiré mini wedding dress a doomed Sharon Tate wore at her London nuptials to director Roman Polanski is expected to fetch up to $50,000 at auction Saturday.
The Swinging Sixties starlet, whose breakthrough film was the 1967 cult classic “Valley of the Dolls,” married Polanski at the Chelsea Registry on Jan. 20, 1968. The star-studded after party at The Playboy Club was attended by Michael Caine, Candice Bergen, Joan Collins and Juliet Mills.
But the wedded bliss turned tragic 18 months later.
The 26-year-old Tate, expecting her first child, was slaughtered along with five others at the Beverly Hills manse she and Polanski were renting by followers of Charles Manson on Aug. 9, 1969.
The shocking murder is the subject of the upcoming Quentin Tarantino film “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood,” with Margot Robbie playing the 1960s starlet.
“Property From the Estate of Sharon Tate” comprises more than 100 lots, including a Maybelline eyebrow pencil, personalized luggage and gowns Tate wore to premieres of Polanski’s films.
The Los Angeles-based Julien’s Auctions is staging the sale.
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