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    Travilla original costume sketch for Marilyn Monroe as "Lorelei Lee" in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes. (TCF, 1953) Accomplished in pencil, gouache and India ink sketch on 15 x 20 in. double-thick artists' board. Signed, "Travilla" at lower right of image. Depicting an evening gown of aubergine steel-gray couched in meandering hyphen-pattern braid, and accented by two aubergine satin trains flowing from the waist. Worn under a matching ¾ sleeve jacket not shown in the sketch. Highly visible throughout the film, especially during her efforts to remove Elliot Reid's clothes to search them winds up stuck in a porthole. A spectacular and original artifact from the designer whose unmistakable creations were as glamorous as Marilyn herself, and undisputedly dressed the sex symbol better than anyone else. In vintage very good to fine condition.

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    29th Wednesday
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