Bonwit Teller & Co
May 10 1955
8 in (width) x 10 in (height)
Bonwit Teller window display featuring a mannequin wearing an embroidered dress by Tina Leser, necklace, and hat in an outdoor scene beside a painted portrait. The mannequin mimics the pose of the painting. The floor is covered in grass and leafy branches decorate the sides of the window. A banner at the bottom of the display reads "Bonwit fêtes the Watteau look by Tina Leser on our Sports fifth floor." According 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, 1955/8210M Virginia Roehl/Bonwit Teller
Kellen Design Archives
Virginia Roehl; Tina Leser; Dan Arje. Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Dress with Hat by Tina Leser and Easel with Painting.
May 10 1955. Dan Arje papers. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive
. Web. 14 Oct 2019
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