Dressing Marilyn : How a Hollywood Icon Was Styled
William Travilla is one of the best costume designers of all time and Marilyn Monroe his most famous client. "Marilyn's Dresses" will focus on the striking dresses Travilla designed for Marilyn, from his early work on the thriller "Don't Bother to Knock" and the gorgeous pink dress in which Marilyn sang "Diamonds Are a Girl's Best Friend" to the legendary white dress from "The Seven Year Itch", which arguably contributed to the collapse of Marilyn's marriage to Joe DiMaggio. Featuring Travilla's original sketches, rare costume test shots, dress patterns, photographs of Marilyn wearing the dresses, plus exclusive and never before-seen extracts from interviews with Travilla, this book offers a fresh insight into the golden age of Hollywood.
- Hardback | 192 pages
- 218 x 282 x 20mm | 1,061.4g
- 13 Oct 2011
- Carlton Books Ltd
- Goodman Books
- London, United Kingdom
- approx. 200 colour & b/w photos & ar
Table of contents
Don't Bother to Knock, Monkey Business, Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, How to Marry a Millionaire, River of No Return, There's No Business Like Show Business, The Seven Year Itch, Bus Stop, Personal Outfits.
About Karen Homer
Karen Homer is a fashion writer who has written for Vogue and The Times. She has authored three books, including Things a Woman Should Know About Shoes. Andrew Hansford manages Travilla's archive and was responsible for the 2008 exhibition. He has lectured to fashion students on Travilla and his work.