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1. The miniature of Cecil Beaton’s Ascot hat for Eliza Doolittle in the film of My Fair Lady was made for me by the great mil- liner Woody Shelp. It’s my favorite costume design of all time.

2. My miniature red top hat; another Woody creation. It’s based on those he made for the original A Chorus Line. I drew on the color and shape for my designs for Broadway Baby.

3. All of my typed correspondence comes from this Royal Upright.

4. I use my Montblanc fountain pen for all of my handwritten correspondence (on Tiffany stationery).

5. I drop a few green feathers into every envelope of correspondence. (Yes, correspondence is an obsession.)

6. My repp ties. I like both English and American angles of the stripe.

7. My colored-pencil drawing by my neighbor, the great artist Louise Bourgeois. It signifies my wearing only repp ties.

8. A costume sketch for the 1956 production of Candide by the great Irene Sharaff— one of my heroes.


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