Marilyn Monroe captivated the world with her sensuous, glamorous good looks and her classic movie star appeal. Stunningly beautiful, Marilyn endures as THE Hollywood style icon – she certainly knew a thing or two about beauty and glamour…
But who helped Marilyn leave her mark, not only as an actress but also as a fashion icon? American costume designer William Travilla was the man behind the blonde bombshell, designing some of the most iconic dresses of the 20th century. Monroe’s aura and the glamorous style of Travilla came together to create a force that is still influencing fashion to this day.
Deco Rose takes a look at some of Travilla’s most recognisable pieces to see how they are still working in today’s world.
By Scarlett McNamara
Marilyn's dress maker William Travilla