Liberace Foundation Mourns Passing of Michael Travis

Michael Travis

1928 – 2014

Michael Travis and Anna Nateece

Liberace Costume Designers Michael Travis and Anna Nateece at the opening of the exhibition of their work at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas. December, 2013.

The Board of Directors and Advisory Board of the Liberace Foundation received the sad news of the passing of famed Liberace costume designer, Michael Travis.  Mr. Travis passed away at his California home last night after a long illness.  Friends and family were at his side.  He was 86.

The designer of many of the best-known and most extravagant of Liberace’s stage costumes, the genius of Michael Travis became only more recognized with time and is featured in many studies of his craft, including the book “Liberace Extravaganza”.  An event organized by Liberace Foundation Advisory Board members Connie Furr-Soloman, Jan Jewett and Dierdre Clemente recently brought Mr. Travis to the opening of “Too Much of a Good Thing is Wonderful,” an exhibition of his work and that of other Liberace designers, at the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas.  The exhibit remains there, free to the public.

Everyone at the Liberace Foundation offers heartfelt condolences to the family and loved ones of one of the greatest designers of all time.

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