This ivory tulle wedding gown was worn by Madonna while marrying Sean Penn in 1985. The dress features a strapless boned bodice with a sweetheart neckline, ruched tulle embellished with a band of pink metallic mesh layered over handmade ombre blossoms with gold bullion trimming, gold tone beadwork and simulated pearls. The skirt is composed of multiple layers of short tulle over long layers. A label reads "M. Stewart Covers." Marlene Stewart designed costumes for Madonna in the 1980s. It's accompanied by a black bowler hat with tulle veil and imitation pearl details, and custom wedding shoes worn with the gown. The shoes are ivory silk brocade embellished with gold and silver bullion foliate appliqué, imitation pearls, iridescent glass teardrops, tulle, and a petal pink rose bud designed by Di Fabrizio of Los Angeles.
Pictured right: A signed bookplate showing Madonna wearing her wedding dress in Malibu in 1985, from Herb Ritts' collection of celebrity photographs, is also up for auction.