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

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 sparkly silver curtains. 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 at the foreground of the display. The men’s ensemble consists of a suit with a short jacket, and a bow tie. The mannequin holds a ring box in one hand. The women’s ensemble consists of a strapless gown with a long tulle skirt, long gloves, small fur jacket, and necklace. The mannequin holds a magnifying glass in one hand. A banner at the bottom of the display reads "Bonwit's Queen of Diamonds love the real thing... a little something from a handsome lover... her dress from our Designers Sixth Floor... Real Thing Red by Revlon... as pictured in the current Vogue"

Inscription

Fifth Avenue/ November 2, 1954/ 6973m Virginia Roehl/ Bonwit Teller

Location

binder 4

Identifier

KA0001_000268

Citation

Virginia Roehl; Revlon; Dan Arje. Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Designer Ensembles Based on Royalty from Different Nations with Revlon Products and Magnifying Glass. November 2 1954. Dan Arje papers. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 19 Aug 2019.

Use Restrictions

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


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