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Dan Arje papers ➔ Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Designer Ensembles Based on Royalty from Different Nations with Crown and Revlon Products

Photographic Material


Related people/organizations

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

Date

November 2 1954

Work Type

photographic prints

Measurements

8 in (width) x 10 in (height)

Description

Bonwit Teller window display featuring formal men and women's designer ensembles. The display is part of a series where royalty of different nations are featured in every window. The floor is covered in simulated marble while the wall is hung with shimmering silver draperies. The display also advertises several Revlon products that were being featured in Vogue at the time, by grouping them together on the floor near the front end of the display. The men’s ensemble consists of a colorful, authentic costume including a red and white cape, white breeches and shirt, long white socks, and a bejeweled crown. The women’s ensemble consists of a long white dress with a full skirt, fur wrap, white gloves, layered silver necklaces, and earrings. A banner at the bottom of the display reads "Bonwit's Queen of Diamonds loves the real-thing... A Kingly token of esteem... Her elegant dress from our Designer Sixth Floor... The real thing red by Revlon, as featured in the current Vogue."

Inscription

Fifth Avenue/ November 2, 1954/ 6976m Virginia Roehl/ Bonwit Teller

Location

binder 4

Identifier

KA0001_000265

Citation

Virginia Roehl; Revlon; Dan Arje. Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Designer Ensembles Based on Royalty from Different Nations with Crown and Revlon Products. November 2 1954. Dan Arje papers. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 20 Aug 2019.

Use Restrictions

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


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