Kimberley Ashley’s 11-part article series in next months’ digital version of Discover the Region –The Focus; entitled “The Phoenix Bird Always Rises: The Renaissance of Kimberley Ashley Haute Couture.” Stay tuned for her upcoming articles on Billy Travilla and his design muse Marilyn Monroe. You can see more at Facebook pages: Kimberley Ashley Haute Couture and The Ashley Travilla Foundation.

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Some Gentlemen Didn’t Prefer Blondes

Travilla was one of the few, if not ONLY people to understand the blondes’ ambition. Click here for the full article.
Travilla win Emmy for Dallas
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A RODEO ROUNDUP OF STAR STYLE- TRAVILLA DESIGNS DALLAS

As a popular series, Dallas was a television phenomenon in the 1980’s. The dramatic lives of J.R. and Sue Ellen Ewing and their Texas oil clan were the talk of every town the day after airing. Click here for the full article.
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MARILYN MONROE’S ITCH TO BE FAMOUS

As a young girl, Norman Jean Baker had little idea that she would actually one day grow up to become the likes of “Marilyn Monroe.” Click here for the full article.
Marilyn and Barry
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Marilyn Monroe and Barry Goldwater

In the case of Marilyn Monroe, she depended upon her friend Billy for every item in her Hollywood costume arsenal. All of her famed 20th Century-Fox costumes, Travilla designed; including the “white” pleated halter dress she wore Click here for the full article.
Billy Trivalla Fashion
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HOW TO MARRY A MILLIONAIRE

For the films big fashion show scene, in keeping with designers like Christian Dior’s tradition to name each of his outfits, Travilla gave his costumes names that were all included in the films script: names such as; Rainbow Over the Everglades; Good Afternoon Sweetheart Click here for the full article.
Marilyn Monroe
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Billy Travilla’s World

If Danielle Steel, the glamorous writer of hundreds of novels about fantasy lives, Click here for the full article.
The Phoenix Bird Always Rises
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The Phoenix Bird Always Rises

Watching the refined atelier work at the house of Chanel, via YouTube, was as nurturing to my heart as moist dewdrops Click here for the full article.