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Dan Arje papers ➔ Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Dress and Skirt Ensembles by Tina Leser with Painting in Garden Setting

Photographic Material


Related people/organizations

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

Date

May 10 1955

Work Type

photographic prints

Measurements

8 in (width) x 10 in (height)

Description

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.

Inscription

Fifth Avenue/May 10, 1955/8214M Virginia Roehl/Bonwit Teller

Related Terms

Kellen Design Archives

Location

binder 3

Identifier

KA0001_000176

Citation

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.

Use Restrictions

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