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Dan Arje papers ➔ Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Fur Coat and Gala Gown Designed by Christian Dior with Setting Inspired by Shakespeare's "Macbeth"

Photographic Material


Related people/organizations

Bonwit Teller & Co (commissioner)
Virginia Roehl (photographer)
Christian Dior (designer)
Dan Arje (compiler)

Date

October 16 1956

Work Type

photographic prints

Measurements

8 in (width) x 10 in (height)

Description

Bonwit Teller window display featuring a women's fur coat designed by Christian Dior. The background is inspired by Shakespeare's "Macbeth", with an elaborate painting of a scene from the play. The mannequin is wearing a gown with a train, a long fur coat, a white veil that is covering her hair and wrist gloves. The mannequin is standing with its back to the window. A banner at the bottom of the display reads "A Gala Fur... designed by Christian Dior and at Bonwit's alone in New York... Fur Salon Fourth Floor... Gala Premier of the Old Vic on Tuesday evening October 23rd at the Wintergarden... our setting inspired by Shakespeare's Macbeth."

Inscription

Fifth Avenue/ October 16, 1956/ 1375A Virginia Roehl/ Bonwit Teller

Subject Headings

Department stores [info:lc/authorities/subjects/sh85037015]
Show windows [info:lc/authorities/subjects/sh85122112]

Location

binder 5

Identifier

KA0001_000358

Citation

Virginia Roehl; Christian Dior; Dan Arje. Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Fur Coat and Gala Gown Designed by Christian Dior with Setting Inspired by Shakespeare's "Macbeth". October 16 1956. Dan Arje papers. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 22 Jan 2019.

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