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
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