Dressing Marilyn: How a Hollywood Icon was Styled by William Travilla

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Applause Theatre & Cinema Books, Jan 1, 2012 - Biography & Autobiography - 191 pages
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(Applause Books). William Travilla is one of the best costume designers of all time and Marilyn Monroe his most famous client. Dressing Marilyn: How a Hollywood Icon Was Styled by William Travilla focuses on the striking dresses that 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.

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Review: Dressing Marilyn: How a Hollywood Icon Was Styled by William Travilla

User Review  - Heather - Goodreads

Loved this book. As a costumer myself, it is an invaluable reference book as well as an intriguing mini-biography and piece of film history. The in-depth anaylsis of some of the dresses worn by ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jennifer - Goodreads

A five star book for me! The photographs were beautiful.. but the typo errors were a little disconcerting, something you would think a copy editor would review before printing but what do I know. A ... Read full review

About the author (2012)

Karen Homer is a fashion journalist who regularly writes for "The Times" and has contributed to "Harpers & Queen, Elle," and "Vogue," She is also the author of "Things a Woman Should Know About Style,

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