Fashion Exhibition in Atlanta May 15, 2009Posted by SCAD Fashion Department in : Careers, Design Resources, Illustration, Industry News, Inspiration, Local Sources, Museums and Exhibitions , trackback
- The work of William Travilla, the costume designer best known for his costumes for Marilyn Monroe, will be on display here in Atlanta for ONE day only: Saturday, May 30. The organizer of this event has extended a special invitation to SCAD students – CLICK HERE FOR EVENT TIMES AND TICKET INFORMATION.
- Note: Tickets MUST be purchased in advance – no tickets will be sold at the door.
- After fifty or so years in hiding, this tour has been organized by Andrew Hansford with the aim of celebrating the lifetime work of the late William Travilla and highlights original sketches, dresses, artwork, and other memorabilia which have not been on public display until now.
- Travilla’s claim to fame was dressing one of the world’s leading icons, Marilyn Monroe. This exhibition will showcase five prototypes worn by Marilyn Monroe, along with two actual dresses made for her personal appearances. “The White Dress” from the 1955 film, The Seven Year Itch is likely to be one of the most famous dresses ever made.
- With a career spanning over 40 years and more than 100 film credits to his name, William Travilla is one of Hollywood’s most prolific designers to date. Travilla designed wardrobes for more than one hundred movies including Silver River and The Adventures of Don Juan and television sitcoms, such as Dallas. Travilla also dressed approximately 270 celebrities including Jane Russell, Joan Crawford and Marlene Dietrich and won an Oscar for dressing Errol Flynn in The Adventures of Don Juan.