Marilyn Monroe, 1951
Marilyn Monroe selected a cloud of black tulle from the 20th Century Fox wardrobe department for the 23rd Annual Academy Awards. According to Made for Each Other: Fashion and the Academy Awards, moments before presenting the sound-recording award, Monroe discovered a tear in her dress and insisted, "I can't go on!" The skirt was mended backstage and she was able to make what would be her only Oscars appearance.
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