Bonwit Teller & Co
May 10 1955
8 in (width) x 10 in (height)
Bonwit Teller window display featuring women's ensembles by Tina Leser. The mannequins mimic the poses of the figures in the painting. One mannequin is wearing a a tea length dress and the other mannequin is wearing an ankle length skirt with a ruffled blouse with a high collar. 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, 1955/8214M Virginia Roehl/Bonwit Teller
Kellen Design Archives
Virginia Roehl; Tina Leser; Dan Arje. Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Dress and Skirt Ensembles by Tina Leser with 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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