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Dan Arje papers ➔ Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Ensembles by Lanz with Japanese Paper Stars [Merchandise Display Copy]

Photographic Material


Related people/organizations

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

Date

June 1954

Work Type

photographic prints

Measurements

8 in (width) x 10 in (height)

Description

Merchandise Display News about Bonwit Teller window display featuring women's ensembles designed by Lanz. In this setup, sawdust covers the floor and Japanese paper stars in different colors have been mounted on matchstick frames. The mannequins are both wearing full skirted summer dresses with jewelry and heeled shoes. The mannequin on the right is also wearing gloves and is holding an open umbrella. Flowers are attached to the bottom of the umbrella. Includes stereoscopic slide. 

Inscription

Bonwit Teller/ 5th Ave. Window/ One of series. Lighting in well underneath floor in front of blue backwall. Sawdust covers floor. Japanese paper stars mounted on matchstick frames have applied design in colored tissue cut-outs. Stars stapled on beige grosgrain tape in vertical panels fastened to suspended rods. Pink lights. "Bonwit's very own Lanz - our high-flying fashions for any city or country summertime."/ F22 1954 June Issue/ Merchandise Display News/ The J.M. Biow Company/ 475 Fifth Ave., New York 17, N.Y./ U.S. Patent No. 2,360,099

Location

binder 4

Identifier

KA0001_000240

Citation

Virginia Roehl; Lanz; Dan Arje. Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Ensembles by Lanz with Japanese Paper Stars [Merchandise Display Copy]. June 1954. Dan Arje papers. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 19 Jul 2019.

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