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    Marilyn Monroe crème evening gown by Travilla from How to Marry a Millionaire. (TCF, 1953) Vintage original crème-colored silk jersey evening gown with square neckline.Wide braided, crème fabric piping with accents of silver bullion thread serves as shoulder straps as well as applique bands at bust and waist. The trumpet silhouette is tailored to hug every curve of Monroe's legendary form, ending in an integral, pleated and flared floor-length skirt. The entire gown is ornamented with a delicate braid of crème cord with silver bullion thread accents embroidered in an abstract swirling pattern. Zipper back closure. The interior bodice is reinforced with ribbon and light boning and the entire gown is lined with ivory crepe. Stabilizing coin weights, affixed to ribbon streamers, have been sewn into the interior of the gown at the point above where the skirt flares from knee to hem. Created by legendary film, stage, and screen costume designer William Travilla, who designed some of Marilyn's most famous costumes. Worn by the superstar in How to Marry a Millionaire. Exhibiting minor wear and age. In very good to fine condition. Provenance: Christie's LA, June 1997, Lot 238.

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    December, 2018
    11th Tuesday
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