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Designer: Travilla
Travilla for I. Magnin Vintage Black Silk Velvet Cocktail Dress
By I. Magnin, Travilla
Located in Sparks, NV
Vintage Travilla for I. Magnin silk velvet button up cocktail dress with long sleeves and a structured collar. Details: Fully Lined Front Snap and ...
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Late 20th Century American Travilla

Travilla Cocktail Dress Black Illusion Lace Silk Ribbon Trim Size S Vintage 60s
By Travilla
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Here's a pretty cocktail dress from Travilla, most likely made in the 1960s. Made from what we suspect is a silk/wool blend fabric, it features an illusion lace bodice, sheer lace ha...
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1960s Travilla

I Magnin Travilla 1980s White Lace Mermaid Bridal Dress
By I Magnin and Co, Travilla
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Introducing the I Magnin Travilla 1980s White Lace Mermaid Bridal Dress – a true masterpiece of bridal fashion that captures the essence of timeless elega...
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1980s Travilla

Travilla for Saks Fifth Ave Beverly Hills Beaded Lace and Silk Gown Size 16 NWOT
By William Travilla, Travilla
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A one of a kind evening gown, perfect for a summer wedding, and special enough to even be worn by the mother of the groom or bride. Custom design by TRAVILLA the famous Hollywood costume designer, who also did clothes for Saks Fifth Avenue for celebrities and the rich and famous in Hollywood. This was ordered at the Beverly Hills store and never worn by our Palm Springs California client. The most beautiful color of a light taupe crepe silk and nude color lace that is completely beat it by hand.. Rare to find a evening dress of this quality in size 16. The dress has enough hem to make the deess longer by at least 3”. It is not even pressed with any crease. to show if it is lengthened. A stand out dress that looks as expensive as it was (over $2500). William TRAVILLA Bio: The man who draped a fringed Idaho potato sack on Marilyn Monroe for a famous snapshot - proving that she looked good in anything - was born on Catalina Island off the California coast on March 22 1920. He studied at the Chouinard School of Art in L.A., showing a precocious talent for drawing fashion design from an early age. By the time he was sixteen, he made money by selling sketches of costume designs for showgirls he had studied at burlesque houses. Found unfit for wartime duties due to flat feet, William Travilla made his way to Hollywood and signed his first contract as costume designer at Columbia in 1941. However, during his two-year tenure he received rather few assignments and left disillusioned. Little work came his way during the next few years, until, in 1946, he was spotted in a nightclub (selling travel sketches of the South Pacific) by the actress Ann Sheridan, who became an instant admirer of his work. Sheridan persuaded Travilla to become her personal costume designer at Warner Brothers. This didn't quite come to pass, though he did design her gowns for Nora Prentiss (1947). More importantly, he notched up his first major success by winning the Academy Award for the lavish and colourful costumes of Adventures of Don Juan (1948) in conjunction with Leah Rhodes and Marjorie Best. After his three year contract was up, Travilla went on to 20th Century Fox, for what would become the most productive period of his career in the film business. At the same time, he set up his own high end fashion salon, Travilla Inc., in Los Angeles, creating several collections of elegant, award-winning designs. Travilla dressed many established stars, from Marlene Dietrich and Joan Crawford, to Loretta Young. However, he is chiefly remembered for the iconic gowns...
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1980s American Travilla

Vintage TRAVILLA Dress Jacket Ensemble Blue Rhinestones Satin 10
By Travilla
Located in Asheville, NC
Travilla, Dress and Jacket Ensemble, Three Rhinestone Buttons on Jacket front and One on Each Sleeve, Hook and Eye Closure on Jacket with Buttons, Double Straps on Dress, Zipper on B...
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1980s Travilla

Vintage 1970s Travilla Ivory Chiffon & Lace Illusion Dolman Sleeve Bridal Dress
By Travilla, William Travilla
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Extremely chic late 1970's ivory silk-chiffon and rose-print lace bridal dress from the iconic Travilla label. William Travilla designed costumes for...
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1970s American Travilla

Leopard print faux suede trench coat Travilla
By Travilla
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Leopard print faux suede trench coat with belt. SIZE L
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1970s American Travilla

Vintage Travilla Red Dress w Statement Jeweled Rhinestone & Pearl Collar
By Travilla
Located in Portland, OR
This is a really fun Travilla bright red wool crepe dress made for Saks Fifth Avenue. We especially love the jeweled collar with gold beads, faux ...
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1980s American Travilla

1980s William Travilla Strapless Corset-Bodice Gown in Silver Lame w/ Foulard
By William Travilla, Travilla
Located in Gresham, OR
1980s William Travilla Strapless Corset-Bodice Gown in Silver Lame w/ Foulard: Boned strapless bodice is ruched to the hip with a swag caught up at a ...
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1980s American Travilla

Travilla Strapless Silk Strapless Gown 1970s
By Travilla
Located in Water Mill, NY
From acclaimed designer William Travilla a stunning gown comprised of layers of pointed edge red silk. He is famous for among other things creating Mari...
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1970s American Travilla

Travilla 1970s Blue Floaty Chiffon Beaded Evening Dress with Sheer Sleeves
By Travilla
Located in San Francisco, CA
William Travilla vintage cobalt blue dress (estimated 1970s) featuring sheer detailing and beaded embellishment at waist. Amazing layered skirt has t...
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1970s Unknown Travilla

Vintage 1986 Travilla Couture Whitney Houston Design Blue One-Shoulder Silk Gown
By William Travilla, Travilla
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Breathtaking 1986 Travilla Couture blue silk-jersey goddess gown which happened to also be Whitney Houston's choice design for the 28th Grammy Awards where she won for best female vo...
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1980s American Travilla

1980s Travilla Purple Velvet Strapless Dress With Detached Sleeves
By Travilla
Located in Portland, OR
This is an absolutely stunning vintage dress from William Travilla from the 1980's! We are fortunate to have had another one of these dresses that we sold a while back, that doesn't happen very often! This incredible strapless purple velvet dress...
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1980s American Travilla

William Travilla Vintage 1970s Charcoal Gray Wool Blend Day Dress w Scarf Tie
By Travilla
Located in Portland, OR
This timeless, 1970's vintage Travilla charcoal gray day dress feels like a wool blend with some stretch. The dress has a mock neck with built in scarf cutout detail. The sleeves are dolman style and there are shoulder pads to give this dress some structure. There is a metal zipper down the center back seam with a hook and eye for closure. The top of the neckline is secured by fabric covered buttons. This dress is fully lined and labeled a size 8. The woman who originally owned this had a nice collection of William Travilla...
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1970s Travilla

1980s Travilla Size 10 Black Matte Silk Jersey Rhinestone Vintage 80s Gown Dress
By Travilla
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful and timeless WILLIAM TRAVILLA black matte silk jersey rhinestone encrusted long sleeve evening gown ! Features flattering ruching throughout the bodice. Interior shoulder p...
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1980s American Travilla

Travilla Long Blood Orange Chiffon Gown, Circa 1970
By Travilla
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a long blood orange chiffon gown by Travilla, from the 1970's. The gown has a deep neckline with gathers, a halter neck, layers of ruffles ...
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1970s American Travilla

Travilla Dress with Capelet 1970s
By William Travilla, Travilla
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous black silk dress by William Travilla. It has a rounded neckline with an attached gathered elbow length caplet edged in black silk satin. ...
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1970s American Travilla

Travilla Red Silk Chiffon Godet Dress with Shawl Size Small Medium
By Travilla
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Travilla cocktail dress is composed of a fabulous red silk chiffon and is coupled with a matching shawl. The dress features a body skimming design which is accented by godets at...
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20th Century Unknown Travilla

1980's William Travilla Crushed Velvet Dress
By Travilla
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
This is an absolutely stunning vintage dress from William Travilla from the 1980's! This incredible Boudreaux velvet dress has a deep v neckline, with...
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1980s American Travilla

TRAVILLA Color Pop Paint Splatter Floral Skirt Suit Size 6
By Travilla
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Travilla skirt suit is composed of a cream fabric with floral weave and a paint splatter design. The short sleeve jacket features a peplum style waist detail, and center front...
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20th Century American Travilla

TRAVILLA Lace Gown with Nude Underlay Size 4 6
By Travilla
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Travilla design of an off white lace with a nude underlay. Features structured shoulders with pads and godet inserts at the hem. There is a zipper closure and scalloped edges t...
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20th Century American Travilla

1970s Travilla Vintage Evening Dress with Purple Green + Black Flower Embroidery
By Travilla
Located in Sparks, NV
Stunning vintage black evening dress with purple, green and black embroidered flowers. Unique bust with plunging neckline and strap detail. By William Travilla. Details: Fully...
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1970s American Travilla

TRAVILLA Yellow Ruffled Chiffon Dress with Billow Sleeves Size 8
By Travilla
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Travilla dress is composed of a yellow chiffon. Features a ruffled neckline and billowed sleeves. There is a zipper closure with hook and eye. In g...
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20th Century American Travilla

Travilla Vintage Black Sequin Avant Garde Cutout Silk Satin Evening Gown
By Travilla
Located in San Diego, CA
Gorgeous vintage TRAVILLA black gown! Features an all-over sequined bodice, with avant Garde cut-outs, trimmed in black satin at the bust. Looks like ...
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Late 20th Century American Travilla

TRAVILLA 2pc White and Gold Metallic Brocade Silk Dress and Coat Ensemble Size 8
By Travilla
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Travilla ensemble is composed of an off white and gold metallic brocade silk. The coat features bow accents at the center front and sleeves with a hook and eye closure. The dre...
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20th Century American Travilla

TRAVILLA Blue Silk Skirt Suit with Bows Size 6
By Travilla
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Travilla skirt suit is composed of a rich blue silk. The jacket features center front button closures and bow details at the waist. The classic pencil style skirt features a f...
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20th Century American Travilla

TRAVILLA Black Silk Gown with Bead Lace Size 8
By Travilla
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Travilla gown is composed of black silk and features beaded lace accenting with a nude underlay. There is a center back zipper closure. In excellent vintage condition. **P...
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20th Century American Travilla

Travilla Vintage Metallic Hand Painted Flowers Nude Illusion Dress
By Travilla
Located in Sparks, NV
Phenomenal vintage dress by William Travilla with a hand painted floral design. Sheer black mesh bell sleeves and nude illusion upper. *Please note: T...
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1980s American Travilla

TRAVILLA Draped Brown Silk Chiffon Gown with Feather Applique Size 8
By Travilla
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Travilla gown is composed of a brown silk chiffon. Features a center front drape and peasant feather applique. There is a center back zipper closure. In excellent vintage condi...
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20th Century American Travilla

TRAVILLA Black Denim Cocktail Dress with Jacket and White Stitching Size 8 - 10
By Travilla
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Travilla ensemble is composed of a black denim and features white top stitching with a gathered side chiffon detail. The bolero style jacket has center front button closures. T...
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20th Century American Travilla

TRAVILLA White Silk Ruffled Gown with Floral Motif and Wrap Size 8-10
By Travilla
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Travilla gown is composed of an off-white silk with a turquoise and pink floral motif. Features a side draped ruffle with large flower. There is a center back zipper. Comes wit...
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20th Century American Travilla

TRAVILLA Black Sequin Lace Skirt Suit with Satin Bow Belt Size 2-4
By Travilla
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Travilla skirt suit is composed of a black sequin embellished lace blouse with a silk bow and pencil style skirt. The blouse has center front hook and eye closures. The skirt h...
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20th Century American Travilla

TRAVILLA Peach Strapless Jersey Draped Gown Size 4
By Travilla
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Travilla gown is composed of a peach jersey. Features a draped style with interior bustier and zipper closure. In good vintage condition, there is discoloration and signs of we...
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20th Century American Travilla

TRAVILLA Floral Lace Cocktail Dress with Chiffon Skirt Size 4 6
By Travilla
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Travilla dress is composed of a nude floral lace and chiffon combination, with scalloped edge. There is a center back zipper closure. In excellent vintage condition. **Ple...
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20th Century American Travilla

TRAVILLA Black on Black Lace Lame Cocktail Dress with Ruffle Hem Size 8
By Travilla
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Travilla cocktail dress is composed of a black on black metallic silk lace lame with nude underlay. The dress features a draped ruffle hem with scallop edges. There is a cente...
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20th Century American Travilla

TRAVILLA Stretch Daisy Applique Cocktail Dress with Sheer Size 6-8
By Travilla
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Travilla lovely black cocktail dress with long sleeves by Travilla from the 1980's. The Dress has a zipper in the back, floral detail on the front and on the bottom of the Sle...
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20th Century American Travilla

TRAVILLA Gold Velvet Lame Skirt Suit Size 6
By Travilla
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Travilla skirt suit is composed of a black and gold metallic velvet lame. The suit jacket features center front closures, shoulder pads, and a draped neckline. The skirt has a...
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20th Century American Travilla

TRAVILLA Gold Metallic Silk Lame Pant Suit Ensemble Size 6
By Travilla
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Travilla pantsuit is composed of metallic silk Lame, with gold hardware. The jacket has center front button closures. The pants have a center back zipper closure. In excellent ...
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20th Century American Travilla

TRAVILLA Black and Gold Lace Gown with Puffed Hem and Scallop Edge Size 6
By Travilla
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Travilla gown is composed of a gold and black lace combination with puff taffeta hem. Features a scalloped edge, boning, and a center back zipper closure. In excellent vintage ...
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20th Century American Travilla

Travilla Black Sequin Beaded Cocktail Dress with Feather Hem Size Small Medium
By Travilla
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Travilla cocktail dress is composed of an embellished lace, adorned with sequins and beading. There is a center back zipper. In excellent condition. Made in USA. **Please cro...
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20th Century American Travilla

Travilla Purple Silk Long Sleeve Cocktail Dress with Draping Size 8
By Travilla
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Travilla cocktail dress is fashioned from a wonderful purple silk. The dress features a v-neckline, draping at the hip and bust, with long sleeves. There is a center back zipper...
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20th Century Unknown Travilla

Travilla Yellow Chiffon Cocktail Dress, circa 1970
By Travilla
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a lovely yellow cocktail dress with long sleeves by Travilla from the 1960's. The Dress has a zipper in the back, ruffled detailed on th...
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1970s American Travilla

Travilla Black Structured Skirt Suit Size 8
By Travilla
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Travilla suit features a nicely structured jacket with peplum style flare at the waist, a draped style at the neckline, and center front fastenings. The skirt is a classic penci...
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20th Century Unknown Travilla

Travilla Black Wool Dress Ensemble with Mink Tail Fringed Coat Size 6-8
By Travilla
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Travilla design ensemble features two pieces. The wonderful jacket has a stunning mink trim and center front button closures. The dress is a classic style and features a center ...
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20th Century American Travilla

Vintage 1970's Travilla Couture Sheer Illusion Lace & Black Chiffon Gown
By Travilla
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
William Travilla designed costumes for films and also opened his own salon with best friend Bill Sarris. The designs in his collection became known for their "California" fashion as ...
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1970s American Travilla

Travilla Brocade Dress With Velvet Bow Belt, 1950’s
By Travilla, William Travilla
Located in Atlanta, GA
1950’s Travilla ornate brocade dress with a built-in velvet bow belt. The rolled collar dress zips and hooks at the back with hooks and snaps at the belt. The gorgeous fabric is an...
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1950s American Travilla

Travilla fashion for sale on 1stDibs.

Find an extraordinary range of authentic Travilla fashion available on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing our collection of unique vintage and designer fashion to elevate your daily look or to introduce new colors to the dazzling formal wear in your wardrobe, this designer’s body of work includes elements of red, blue, orange and other tones. Customers who are interested in this designer might also find the work of Arnold Scaasi, Mary McFadden, and Badgley Mischka appealing. On 1stDibs, find haute couture, vintage and designer Travilla fashion from top boutiques around the world. Travilla fashion prices can differ depending upon time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $795 and tops out at $3,295, while the average work can sell for $2,295.

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