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Dan Arje papers ➔ Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Ensemble Adapted from the Costumes of "Auntie Mame" by Travis Banton and Marusia Toumanoff Sassi and Rose Arrangements

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Bonwit Teller & Co (commissioner)
Virginia Roehl (photographer)
Travis Banton (designer)
Marusia Toumanoff Sassi (designer)
Dan Arje (compiler)


October 26 1956

Work Type

photographic prints


8 in (width) x 10 in (height)


Bonwit Teller window display featuring a women's ensemble that was adapted from costumes in the comedy "Auntie Mame". The adaptation was done in collaboration with the costume designers of the movie, 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 window display features wooden backgrounds covered in writing, sandbags and two large rose arrangements. The mannequin is wearing a beautiful ensemble of a sequined gown with a hair scarf of the same material.


1451A/Virginia Roehl/Bonwit Teller


box 1, folder 9



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