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    Marilyn Monroe "Vicky" crème and blue ombre satin and tulle gown by Travilla from There's No Business Like Show Business. (TCF, 1954) Vintage original performance gown of ivory silk sheath wrapped in crème ombre chiffon of light baby blue at the bodice graduating to rich sapphire blue at the cascade of large tulle circles that trim the bias hem of the spectacular costume. Delicate ornamental round and star sequins are affixed overall with occasional dangling clear faceted crystals from bodice to waist, where the sparkle is dramatically enhanced by the addition of dangling blue faceted crystals. With straight neckline, delicate shoulder straps, zipper side closure and a refined ripple of ruching throughout. Exquisitely tailored and cinched to hug the iconic figure of Monroe. Created by legendary film, stage, and screen costume designer William Travilla, who designed Marilyn's most famous costumes. Retaining the internal bias label handwritten, "1-27-3-8112 M. Monroe A 729-47". This dress is highly visible hanging in Marilyn's dressing room and then worn when Marilyn marches arm and arm onto the stage with her distinguished castmates for the "There's No Business Like Show Business" musical finale. The design team of Travilla, Charles Le Maire and Miles White received an Academy Award for "Best Costume Design" for the film and this is arguably the most spectacular costume in the production. Exhibiting some minor fading, age and wear. Missing a few crystals. In overall very good to fine condition. Provenance: From the collection of Debbie Reynolds as originally offered in the Profiles in History Hollywood Auction 27, April 2007, Lot 358.

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    December, 2018
    11th Tuesday
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