Saturday, January 5, 2013

Travilla's "Evita" Suit

Bill Travilla is one of my favorite Hollywood designers.  He is best known for designing for Marilyn Monroe.  I have recreated several of his costumes already and hope to make many more in the future.

This stylish suit was designed for the 1981 made-for-TV movie "Evita Peron", staring Faye Dunaway.  I never had the opportunity to see this movie and I couldn't find any pictures of it on the Internet, but his many sketches for this movie are wonderful.

I made a gray version of this suit too, I love how it turned out.

The "Frogs" are actually Lazy Daisy stitches.

photo by Maria Muljono

Maria gave me the idea of making the suit in gray.  The suit looks great on the Tonner dolls too.

I thought about making this suit in royal, forest green, and mustard wool.  I think it would look great in these colors, but I made ten red suits and five grey suits in this last batch and I am DONE.

If you are interested in purchasing this pattern, click here.

1 comment:

citronyella said...

I saw this movie when it was shown on network tv, and it was amazing. I specifically rememeber the spectacular opera gown and coat ensemble in shocking pink/deep rose that Evita wore to the opera in France just before she fell ill. Dunaway was gorgeous. i think James Brolin portraryed Peron. I wish that it was downloadable on netflix or youtube, it was beautifully photographed, at least at such a distance of time. Your outfit is gorgeous.