The New School Archives Digital Collections

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)


May 10 1955

Work Type

photographic prints


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

Related Terms

Kellen Design Archives


binder 3



Use Restrictions 

Related Objects

There’s more! What you see on this site is only what is viewable online. Please visit our website to find out more about what’s in the archives.