Bonwit Teller & Co
May 10 1955
8 in (width) x 10 in (height)
Bonwit Teller window display featuring a light-colored sleeveless evening dress by Tina Leser. The mannequin holds a basket of flowers and mimics the pose of the figure in the painting. 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 10, 1955/8216M Virginia Roehl/Bonwit Teller
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