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

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


November 2 1954

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photographic prints


8 in (width) x 10 in (height)


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 curtains. This display also features a fake furnace in the center. In addition to the clothing, the display 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 long suit jacket, dress pants, white button down and bow tie. The mannequin holds a silver shovel to the furnace. The women’s ensemble consists of a dress with a sequined pattern on the skirt, several pearl bracelets, a fur cuff, veil, and heeled shoes  A banner at the bottom of the display reads "Bonwit's Queen of Diamonds love the real thing... the beaming fire of glittering jewels... her beautiful dress from our Designers Sixth Floor... Real Thing Red by Revlon... as pictured in the current Vogue"


Fifth Avenue/ November 2, 1954/ 6978m Virginia Roehl/ Bonwit Teller


binder 4



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