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Dan Arje papers ➔ Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Dress with Hat by Tina Leser and Easel with Painting

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 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.

Inscription

Fifth Avenue/May 10, 1955/8210M Virginia Roehl/Bonwit Teller

Related Terms

Kellen Design Archives

Location

binder 3

Identifier

KA0001_000177

Citation

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.

Use Restrictions

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