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SOLD at 2011 Jun 18 @ 11:57UTC-7 : PDT/MST
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Marilyn Monroe “Vicky” tropical print pink, black and white skirt, black halter top and hat from “Heat Wave” number by Travilla for There’s No Business Like Show Business. (TCF, 1954) The design started with a hat. A skull cap in black with a huge plated straw hat, the ends left raw to give the hat movement, and silk flowers attached. It was only after the hat was completed that Travilla took it to another level and added the flowers that hung around her face. The top is a sheath of black raw silk, tied in the middle by a vivid pink and black chiffon scarf that crosses the chest and drapes down the back and large black sequins attached. Handwritten label “1-25-1-4693 A729-48 M. Monroe.” The skirt starts with an extremely tight band of black raw silk that gathers around the bottom at the back and pulls round to the front in a deep sexy “V” with black sequins sewn to it; the undergarment is attached to this. From the front “V” travelling round to below her bottom is a voluminous skirt of hand printed white raw silk with huge black flowers. Attached to these flowers are hundreds of large sequins scattered randomly. The interior of the skirt is the same fabric as the scarf, a plain pink chiffon. Gathered and attached in many layers travelling from top to bottom. These layers also have hundreds of scattered sequins but this time in opaque. Handwritten label “1-25-1-4693 A729-48 M. Monroe.” Acquired by Debbie Reynolds directly from Twentieth Century-Fox during the “pre-sale” when she bought all of the Marilyn Monroe wardrobe from the studio prior to the auction in 1971.
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