Archive for August 9th, 2012

Dressing Marilyn

William Travilla was one of the most sought-after designers of Hollywood’s Golden Age, creating outfits for Jane Russell, Paul Newman, Judy Garland, and Lauren Bacall, and earning an Oscar in 1949 for his work in Adventures of Don Juan. But his most famous client was undoubtedly Marilyn Monroe.

In Dressing Marilyn: How a Hollywood Icon Was Styled by William Travilla (Applause Books, $29.99), Andrew Hansford takes fans of Hollywood glamor and fans of fashion back in time. Dressing Marily…