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Dan Arje papers ➔ Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Sports Ensembles by Tina Leser and Painting

Photographic Material


Related people/organizations

Bonwit Teller & Co (commissioner)
Virginia Roehl (photographer)
Tina Leser (designer)
Dan Arje (compiler)

Date

May 10 1955

Work Type

photographic prints

Measurements

8 in (width) x 10 in (height)

Description

Bonwit Teller window display featuring ensembles by Tina Leser. The mannequins mimic the pose of the figures in the painting, with one wearing a long dress and the other wearing a short sports one piece. According to the sign at the bottom of the window, this display was inspired by the "Watteau look", presumably referring to the style of French painter Jean-Antoine Watteau. It appears that the painting was intended to both highlight the dress and emulate the style of Watteau's paintings.

Inscription

Fifth Avenue/May 10th 1955/8211M Virginia Roehl/Bonwit Teller

Location

binder 3

Identifier

KA0001_000171

Citation

Virginia Roehl; Tina Leser; Dan Arje. Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Sports Ensembles by Tina Leser and Painting. May 10 1955. Dan Arje papers. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 20 Oct 2019.

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