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Style on Film: The Seven Year Itch

The Seven Year Itch (1955), which is playing at the BFI this week as part of its month-long Marilyn Monroe retrospective, is not one of my favourite Marilyn films but it is a very summery movie – and it features some of my favourite MM summer outfits, in particular the dotty, backless, halter neck dress (above) worn by “The Girl” when she makes her rather chaotic entrance in the brownstone where literary agent Richard Sherman (Tom Ewell)¬†is living alone, having waved his wife and kids off on their vacation, during a¬†sweltering Manhattan summer. 365 more words


Marilyn Monroe's Style Remembered at Golden Globes 2015

#MarilynMonroe wore this gold plunging neckline dress to receive the “Fastest Rising Star” award at the 1953 Photoplay ceremony in Beverly Hills. Though Marilyn wore the dress first in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and the dress made her famous, it was orginally designed by… 193 more words


William Travilla

William Travilla (pronounced Tra-via) who went by the profession name of Travilla, was an American costume designer for theatre, film and television. He is perhaps best known for dressing Marilyn Monroe in eight of her films. 168 more words