Travilla Purple Velvet Vintage Cocktail Dress Detached Sleeves Opera Gloves 1980

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This sexy Bill Travilla vintage dress is in a luxurious rich purple velvet with detached sleeves similar to opera length finger-less gloves. You don't have to wear the sleeves, of course, as this dress looks great as a strapless dress without them! This collectible vintage dress is from the early 1980's and is in excellent condition and I love the deep heart shaped bust line. William Travilla was one of Marilyn Monroe's favorite designers! Marilyn once signed an autograph to Travilla: "Billy Dear, please dress me forever. I love you, Marilyn." This dress is lined with a 13 inch zipper in the back and measures 8 inches from the under arm to the waist and 34" from the under arm to the bottom. The 20" long sleeves are 14" in circumference at the top and 8" in circumference at the wrist. This dress is beautifully cut to show off your bombshell curves! Bill Travilla dresses were so groundbreaking and this one is a good example of how he added just the right element to make his garments special! One of my best friends knew Bill when she was a small child, and she and her brother have told me stories about his over the top personality and the wild animals he had on his property! He sounds like someone I would have liked to have known!

Details

  • Designer
    Travilla
  • Brand
    Travilla
  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Period
    1980-1989
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Bust
    34 in. (86 cm)
  • Waist
    28 in. (71 cm)
  • Hip
    38 in. (97 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Portland, OR
  • Reference Number
    LU2232782092
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