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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

Use Restrictions

http://rightsstatements.org/vocab/InC/1.0/ 


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