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August 28 2014

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The Man Behind Marilyn’s Subway Grate Dress, Giorgio Armani Presents The Paris Photo Festival, Hermès Makes Saris, And More…

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William Travilla is not a designer most people are familiar with, despite having designed many of Marilyn Monroe’s most memorable dresses, including her white halter-neck dress for The Seven Year Itch. In a new book, Dressing Marilyn, the public gets a rare glimpse into Monroe’s costumes and Travilla’s process of creating them. [Vogue U.K.]

Giorgio Armani is known for doing water-inspired collections, so naturally, he will show an exhibition at the Paris Photo Festival called Acqua, showcasing water-themed artwork. Armani is also the official sponsor the for the 15th annual affair taking place in November. [WWD]

Hermès has created a line of silk saris with its trademark prints for the standalone stores they are launching in India. “It is symbolic of the relationship of the brand to India, to be Indian in India and to share some activities with our customers,” says Hermès chief executive officer Patrick Thomas. [Grazia Daily]

American designer Norman Norell was “something of a quiet genius,” consistently doing avante-garde looks and anticipating trends long before they happened. It’s rare to find a large collection of his pieces, and 1st Dibs has acquired over 100 of them that belonged to Beverly Dowis Blettner. They go up for sale later this month on the site. [T]

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