Dan Arje papers ➔ Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Evening Dress by Tina Leser and Painting in Garden Setting
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
Anna-Maria and Stephen Kellen Design Archives
Virginia Roehl; Tina Leser; Dan Arje. Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Evening Dress by Tina Leser and Painting in Garden Setting.
May 10 1955. Dan Arje papers. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive
. Web. 17 Jun 2019
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