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Dan Arje papers ➔ Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Plaid Women's Dresses by Tina Leser and Painting in Garden Setting

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 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.

Inscription

Fifth Avenue/May 10th 1955/8215M Virginia Roehl/Bonwit Teller

Location

binder 3

Identifier

KA0001_000173

Citation

Virginia Roehl; Tina Leser; Dan Arje. Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Plaid Women's Dresses by Tina Leser and Painting in Garden Setting. May 10 1955. Dan Arje papers. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 22 Jul 2019.

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