Bonwit Teller & Co
(designer)Marusia Toumanoff Sassi
October 26 1956
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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