• Travilla silk dress with chain, scroll and tassel design
  • Vintage travilla silk houndstooth dress
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  • 1970's Travilla silk dress with scroll, chain and tassel design
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  • Travilla label on a 1970's vintage dress


William Bill Travilla Vintage Silk Dress Houndstooth Plaid Tassel Print 8/10


Gold / Purple / Gray

This pretty silk vintage dress was designed by Bill Travilla, one of Marilyn Monroe's favorite designers! He designed the costumes for Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire and The Seven Year Itch, among many others. A friend of mine knew him and remembers him very fondly as quite a character who had wild animals on his ranch. Other than Marilyn Monroe, Travilla also designed gowns for other celebrities including; Whitney Houston, Faye Dunaway, Judy Garland, Sharon Tate, Jane Russell, Betty Grable, Lana Turner, Diahann Carroll, Susan Hayward, Loretta Young, Joanne Woodward, and Barbara Stanwyck.

This silk dress has a black and grey houndstooth design, with a distinctive gold chain, scroll and purple tassel design around the hemline. It is lined and has a back zipper closure.

The skirt of the dress is pleated, and I would estimate this dress to be a modern day size 8/10, but please use the measurements as a guide for the best fit!

BUST: 40"

WAIST: 30"

LENGTH from name of neck to waist: 17"

LENGTH from waist: 22"

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