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
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 Oct 2019
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