Bonwit Teller & Co
May 10 1955
8 in (width) x 10 in (height)
Bonwit Teller window display featuring a plaid dresses by Tina Leser. The mannequins mimic the poses of the figures in the painting, with one mannequin wearing a tea length dress while the other is wearing a short strap dress. The looks are paired with jewelry and a hat, and is set in a garden. 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.
Fifth Avenue/May 10th 1955/8215M Virginia Roehl/Bonwit Teller
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