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Vintage 1980s Travilla PuffBall Dress

Regular price £295.00 GBP
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Exquisite and rare piece to aquire and never find again this 1980s puff ball dress made under the US label Travilla.  Travilla was the iconic US designer who designed Marilyn Monroes legendary gold pleated dress and dresses in 8 of her films .  Designing for Monroe in the 50s and 60s. Travillas long career took him through the 70s and 80s -abs saw him designing for TV shows in the 80s such as Dallas  and his label continued make dresses for the 5th Avenue department stores.  This clearly has been influenced by the high profile designers of the era of this time Saint Laurent and Lacroix. This dress is sill taffeta blend set to a polka dot crushed velvet bodice.  The skirt has been full restored to a puff ball and this refresh also has been applied to the bow, which ensures this dress is in pristine immaculate conditon for its age.  The sleeves are puffed and bolstered with shoulder padding to elevate the drama of a the puff sleeve,

Size UK Size 12 and will work for a size 10. But has scope to be altered to a 10 or an 8 if you are tall


Waist 30 inches 

Bust  34 inches

Length 33 inches

Designer Travilla 


Size Guide

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XXS 6 32 80.5 25 62.5 6 36 2
XS 8 33 83 26-27 65 8 38 4
Small 10 35 88 28-29 70 10 40 6
Medium 12 37 93 30-31 75 12 42 10
Large 14 39 98 32 80 14 44 12
Xlarge 16 41 103 33 85 16 48 14


How we measure

Our items are measured flat and we use a tape measure.

Bust - measure at armpit to pit and then double

Waist/Width - measured at the natural waist of width then double

Length - measured at the middle of the tip of the shoulder to the end of the garment

Mannequin & Model

Both our mannequins are a UK size 6-8 and stand 5ft 7 inches tall

Jen is a UK Size 10



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Free Collection  -  available for orders in Liverpool (collect from West Derby)


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Rest of the World

Premium Tracked  £20.00  - tracked and insured and signed for

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