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Drink it all in.

The amazing Hapsburg Eagle costume by Michael Travis, 1983.

By the time Michael Travis come to work for Liberace in 1973, he was already a contemporary and friend of Bob Mackie, and an institution in costume design.  His client list included The Supremes, The Temptations, The 5th Dimension, Tony Orlando and Dawn, Dionne Warwick, Connie Stevens, Nancy Sinatra, John Denver, Wayne Newton and many others. 

With Liberace envisioning a new echelon in costume design for his residency at the Las Vegas Hilton and touring, Travis was ready to extend beyond all constraints.  At the same Time, fur designer Anna Nateece opened her studio at the Dunes Hotel, and became the premier pelts designer in the fur era of Las Vegas.  The three soon began to work together.  The result it the greatest costuming the world has ever seen.  Michael Travis would sketch costumes from Liberace's concepts and his own, then figure out how to construct the elaborate, multi-material masterpieces.  

  • Anna Nateece, Liberace and Michael Travis

The original sketches are at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington DC, a part of the cultural fabric of the Country.  These works, contracted by Liberace, are represented on these graceful ceramic collectibles.  Each shows a print of a sketch, some of which had fabric samples attached.  Each shows the name, date and credits of the costume.  

Visit the original costumes at the Liberace Museum Collection in Las Vegas


      • Ceramic
      • Capacity is 13.5 oz.
      • Multiple shipping options available, and cost varies on time efficiency.


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