Billy Travilla: A Fashion Tribute

[…] Young Billy Travilla. The Underappreicated Talent of Billy Travilla Over the course of his career, Billy Travilla dressed an estimated 270 stars, including Marilyn Monroe, Loretta Young, Jane Russell, Sharon Tate, Joanne Woodward, Diahann Carroll, Paul Newman, Clark Gable, Tony Curtis, and Charles Bronson.  Travilla’s designs for Marilyn Monroe alone created the iconic look […]

Nora Prentiss

Nora Prentiss (1947), Ann Sheridan, & Billy Travilla

[…] one of Ann’s evening gowns. The eye-catching vertical sequin Travilla gown Ann wears in Nora Prentiss (1947).  Travilla would use the same sequin design for one of Jane Russell’s stunning gowns in 1956’s The Revolt of Mamie Stover. Travilla incorporates the vertical sequin stripes from Nora Prentiss (1947) in The Revolt of Mamie Stover […]

some like it hot

Some Like It Hot (1959)

[…] for a surprise when the acid-tongued Billy Wilder replied: Tony Curtis wears some of his famous tight pants–which he was known to design himself–as he carries wife Janet Leigh over the threshold. “The trouble with you, Tony, is that you’re only interested in little pants and big billing.” Always great with a quick retort, […]