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William Travilla (March 22, 1920 – November 2, 1990), known professionally as Travilla, was an American costume designer for theatre, film, and television. He is perhaps best known for designing costumes for Marilyn Monroe in eight of her films, as well as two of the most iconic dresses in cinematic history.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Travilla
William Travilla (March 22, 1920 – November 2, 1990), known professionally as Travilla, was an American costume designer for theatre, film, and television. He is perhaps best known for designing costumes for Marilyn Monroe in eight of her films, as well as two of the most iconic dresses in cinematic history.
- Bill Travilla, Billy Travilla
- Fashion designer
- Chouinard Art Institute
Found unfit for wartime duties due to flat feet, William Travilla made his way to Hollywood and signed his first contract as costume designer at Columbia in 1941. However, during his two-year tenure he received rather few assignments and left disillusioned. Little work came his way during the next few years, until, in 1946, he was spotted in a ...
- William Jack Travilla
Mar 24, 2010 · Travilla passed away in 1990 and his collection of sketches and original gowns was bequeathed to his long-time partner and best friend, Bill Sarris. In an effort to make William Travilla the household name that he should be, Bill agreed to let the collection be shown.
Nov 02, 1990 · Costume Designer. Born on Catalina Island, California. William studied at the Chouinard School of Art in Los Angeles. He showed a talent for fashion design from an early age. By the time he was sixteen, he earned an income by selling sketches of costume designs for showgirls he had studied in burlesque houses. He...
- 22 Mar 1920
- 2 Nov 1990 (aged 70), Los Angeles, Los Angeles County, California, USA
- Cremated, Ashes scattered
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1980's William Travilla Crushed Velvet Dress. By Travilla. Located in Scottsdale, AZ. This is an absolutely stunning vintage dress from William Travilla from the 1980's! This incredible Boudreaux velvet dress has a deep v neckline, with detachable velvet belt to finis... Category. 1980s Evening Gowns. View Full Details.
Jun 26, 2020 · William Travilla was born March 22, 1920 on Catalina Island, off the coast of California. How many people can say that? Travilla’s mother died when he was a year old, and Billy would be raised by his father and stepmother. It was his stepmother Ruth who first noticed young Billy’s natural artistic abilities and eye for design.
Dec 03, 2013 · 3. Travilla loved his life to alternate between opulence and peasantry One of the most surprising aspects to me about Travilla--a designer deeply associated with elegance--is how much he found inspiration in primitive cultures around the world. Ashley loves this dynamic within him: Billy’s life was an interesting dichotomy.
1970s Travilla Vintage Black Long Sleeve Flapper Fringe Cocktail Dress. By Travilla, William Travilla. Located in Sparks, NV. Gorgeous vintage black cocktail dress with long fringe by Travilla. Fully lined with rear zip closure and snap closure at wrists. The marked size is 10, but the dress fits like a mod...
Travilla, Costume Designer: Adventures of Don Juan. The man who draped a fringed Idaho potato sack on Marilyn Monroe for a famous snapshot - proving that she looked good in anything - was born on Catalina Island off the California coast on March 22 1920. He studied at the Chouinard School of Art in L.A., showing a precocious talent for drawing fashion design from an early age. By the time he ...
- November 2, 1990
- March 22, 1920
Jan 22, 2021 · William Travilla. Most of you won’t know that Marilyn was often dressed by a well-known American costume designer of the time, William Travilla. Known just as Travilla, he dressed Marilyn for eight of her movies.
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