1970s Travilla Jersey Goddess Gown

A gorgeous and event worthy, perfect shade of green (much more vivid and truer green that how it photoed) one shoulder jersey gown by the infamous Travilla! Travilla is of course the genius behind Marilyn Monroe's Subway Grate dress from the movie - The Seven Year Itch. He was renowned for his pleat work and ability to drape a gown in a goddess like fashion and this dress is a perfect example of that. The soft pleat detail on the bust is hand placed and set to draw the eye toward that spectacular side keyhole. The keyhole is formed with a dense application of sequins in turquoise and gold that swoop up and over one shoulder and then down the side. Through the open circle this creates comes a swath of jersey that trails down one side. It gives the effect of the wearer being wrapped with the end of that wrap adding a touch of drama and chicness! The body of the dress is cut in a beautiful column of jersey. The jersey used is a good weight so feels solid when work but is still light enough to drape perfectly and really be flattering. If you love it in the photos you will be more pleased as the color and subtle texture of the cloth is better in person. Very Grecian goddess and very sexy. Excellent condition

Fully lined with the same jersey as the exterior. The bodice has a built in boned portion that is hidden under the lining. Closes with a hand set painted metal zipper. Very well made and has a good weight to it as a result but not unwieldy to wear. All of the sequins on the side knot detailing appear present. Hand finished inside

Bust: 18-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15-16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 58" from shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML- MED

Item# DD1363

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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