william travilla

Super Sale! 1960s Pink Silk Chiffon Travilla Gown

$325 USD $650 USD

This is a variation of the the design made famous by Marilyn Monroe in the Seven year itch - her white subway dress and very similar in cut to the gold dress worn in the 1953 film Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. I have included a picture of the sketch of that dress so that you can see the similarities! The same basic design is there with a light modification that allows it to be wearable - the front plunge is not quite so deep. In this late 1960s, early 1970s version it is a stunning pink silk that has the same pleat technique and slightly square low neck. The fabric seems to loop and cascade over this to the floor and the soft pleats slowly expand in a swirl of flowing silk. The back is dipped low. I love the ombre stripe that runs through the silk and gives an extra dimension of texture against the vertical line made by the pleating. Even the silk under the bodice has a slight stripe to it on the inner layer so that you get an interesting second design under the top layer. The pink makes it infinitely feminine and romantic! Gorgeous! Excellent condition

Bust: approx 17" flat across from side to side with no true side seams
Waist: 12" flat across from side seam to side seam right under the bust
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: approx 55" from shoulder hem

Fully lined in a matching pink silk through the body and the halter part is lined in a pale pink chiffon.It closes with a back painted zipper and hook & eye at the back of the neck. The color is a truer pale and deep pink with no purple undertones as it photoed.

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD1039

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival

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