Bonwit Teller & Co
(designer)Marusia Toumanoff Sassi
October 30 1956
8 in (width) x 10 in (height)
Bonwit Teller window display featuring a women's ensemble adapted from the costumes of the comedy "Auntie Mame". The adaptation was done in collaboration with the movie's costume designers, Travis Banton and Marusia Toumanoff Sassi. Travis Banton was one of the chief costume designers of Paramount and was considered the most influential costume designer of the 1930s. The mannequin stands in front of a metal gate with stage lights visible near the top. The mannequin is facing the gate and wears a hat with a veil, a black draped back dress, and heeled shoes. A banner at the bottom of the display reads "That one and only 'Auntie Mame'... all in these fashions adapted by Marusia and Travis Banton from the costumes of the gala comedy 'Auntie Mame'... Designers Salon Sixth Floor... starring the one and only Rosalind Russell as 'Auntie Mame' herself!"
Fifth Avenue/ October 30, 1956/ 1446A Virginia Roehl/ Bonwit Teller
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