Tuesday, June 21, 2011

W is for William Travilla

three dresses designed by William Travilla
THE dress, designed by William Travilla, Marilyn Monroe's pleated 'subway' dress (from Billy Wilder's 1955 movie The Seven Year Itch) that sold recently for 4.6million (US) flanked by the red sequined dress (from Gentlemen Prefer Blondes) that sold for 1.2million (US) with another dress that was apparently leant to Marilyn in the foreground.


ABC Wednesday

18 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Amazing in this world today what people are willing to spend that kind of money on!!! Great post for the W Day! Enjoy!

Sylvia
ABC Team

Jingle Poetry said...

love the insights.
beautiful shot.


jingle

Karen said...

A timeless design. But 4.6 million!

Ruth said...

Amazing.

I didn't know it was that long. ;)

Nora said...

If I had that much money, I wouldn't spend it on a dress. What a waste of dollars.

Roger Owen Green said...

I just read about that MM dress. Iconic.
But I wouldn't buy it, even if I could afford it.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

EG Wow said...

Hmmmm. I wonder what life must be like to have so much money I could spend that much on a dress.

kris... said...

What a beautiful dress... hardly worth that much money, me thinks.

Joy said...

Well dresses go for a lot less in our second hand stores:-) They look lovely material, wonder who bought them.

Jane and Chris said...

They don't make them like that anymore!! Gorgeous, but HOW MUCH!!!
Jane x

Kay L. Davies said...

Had to laugh at Roger's comment. Can you imagine him in that dress?
Gorgeous, gorgeous dresses. I used to dream of being able to wear such wonderful clothes. Not buy them, just to have the figure to wear them. LOL
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Kate said...

The dresses are classic and gorgeous, yet I feel that spending those amounts of money on them is a bit obscene.

Beverley Baird said...

That dress is iconic! I can still picture it and that shot of Marilyn on the subway grate. Too much money to pay but a definite piece of history.

Tumblewords: said...

Those dresses are surely beautiful but I wouldn't buy one if I had the money. ;) Excellent post!

Hildred and Charles said...

Lovely dress, but what a weird way to spend money!

onangelwings said...

Wow...I would have wanted to take a picture of that dress too
http://reesspace.blogspot.com/2011/06/abc-wednesday.html

chubskulit said...

Lovely design!

Would love you to peek at my ABC. You are welcome to come by anytime, have a nice day!

Francisca said...

I guess not everyone is feeling the pinch of a slow economy... yikes! $4M+ for a used dress!

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