1986 Travilla Couture Whitney Houston Design Blue Beaded One-Shoulder Silk Gown

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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 vocal performance.

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 they were comfortable, elegant clothes that did not have the rigidness and restrictions like the haute couture Paris creations. From the one-shoulder bodice to the hand-beaded graphic looped design , this Grecian inspired gown is spectacular. The color is that perfect vibrant sky-blue and because he uses a genius draping effect, the gown has a real feeling of depth and richness. I love the asymmetric construction and "easy-to-wear" silhouette! Whitney Houston's actual Travilla dress was auctioned off at Julien’s for over $20,000. That in itself truly makes this design a fashion collector’s dream and an amazing acquisition for channeling Houston’s vibe for any special occasion. Very chic, incredibly beautiful and totally timeless.

Measurements
Bust:34-35 inches
Waist:29 inches
Hips:40 inches
Total Length:59 inches

This Travilla Couture designer dress is in excellent condition with no rips, missing beadwork or holes. Perfectly working back-zipper. Only sign of wear is one very faint spot on the skirt portion smaller than a dime. Please message for detailed pictures. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.

Details

  • Designer
    William Travilla
  • Brand
    William Travilla
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Period
    1980-1989
  • Condition
    Good
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Bust
    34 in. (86 cm)
  • Waist
    29 in. (74 cm)
  • Hip
    40 in. (102 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU3093824613
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