'She was the most complex, incredible, magnificent woman. She was the love of my life that girl.' William TravillaIn 1953, Travilla created one of the most iconic costumes in all of film. It was a snow white cocktail dress Marilyn wore in the film The Seven Year Itch. She is wearing it as she stands on a New York subway ventilation grate and the dress raises up around her as a train passes below ground.
He was her favorite designer. Marilyn autographed a nude calendar for Travilla with the words, 'Billy Dear, please dress me forever. I love you, Marilyn.'
More info and pics:
- The Travilla Tour
- Dressing Marilyn: How a Hollywood Icon Was Styled by William Travilla - books by By Andrew Hansford, Karen Homer