The dress worn by Marilyn Monroe in The Seven Year Itch is probably one of the most famous and instantly recognizable dresses in history both in film and fashion. “I wondered what could I do with this most beautiful girl that Marilyn was to play to make her look clean, talcum-powdered, and adorable” said costume designer William Travilla of the idea behind his iconic creation. It’s going up for sale in a few weeks so it could be yours if you happen to have a million or so lying around, although I really hope this ends up in a museum for everyone to enjoy.
Jean Louis costume design and fabric swatch for Marilyn Monroe’s character Roslyn Taber in The Misfits, her last completed film. It’s initialed by both Marilyn and director John Huston on the bottom left.
A close up of the embroidery on Grace Kelly’s Helen Rose designed evening gown from High Society.
High Society (1956)
One of Grace Kelly’s amazing gowns for her character Tracy Lord
by Helen Rose
High Society was Grace’s last film before becoming Princess of Monaco. Helen Rose also designed her wedding gown.
Son Of The Sheik (1926)
Bolero vest with detachable sleeves worn by Rudolph Valentino
by Western Costume Company
This vest is worn without the sleeves throughout much of the film and in publicity stills.
How To Steal A Million (1966)
Audrey Hepburn as Nichole
Hubert de Givenchy
Audrey Hepburn became the long time muse for Hubert de Givenchy after he allowed her to use some of his last season gowns and clothing in the movie Sabrina. He went on to design her wardrobe for almost all of her films as well as much of her publicity and person clothing.