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Dan Arje papers ➔ Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Dresses by Tina Leser with Painting and Parasol

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


May 10 1955

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photographic prints


8 in (width) x 10 in (height)


Bonwit Teller window display featuring ensembles by Tina Leser. The mannequins mimic the poses of the figures in the painting, with one mannequin is wearing an ankle length dress and holding a parasol, while the other is wearing a short halter strap dress with a bonnet. 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 1955/8212m Virginia Roehl/Bonwit Teller


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