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Dan Arje papers ➔ Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Men's and Women's Safari Themed Ensembles by B. H. Wragge and Small Stuffed Deer

Photographic Material


Related people/organizations

Bonwit Teller & Co (commissioner)
Virginia Roehl (photographer)
B.H. Wragge (designer)
Dan Arje (compiler)

Date

November 16 1954

Work Type

photographic prints

Measurements

8 in (width) x 10 in (height)

Description

Bonwit Teller window display featuring safari themed ensembles designed by B. H. Wragge. This window is a part of a series where an exciting collection of stuffed animals are posed alongside the mannequins against solid backdrops. The floor is covered in brown confetti to emulate a textured dirt floor. The first mannequin hints at Ernest Hemingway as the second mannequin holds a magazine with Hemingway’s portrait and name on it. The women’s ensemble includes a belted light dress with pearl jewelry, heeled shoes and gloves. The men's safari ensemble on the left is borrowed from Abercrombie & Fitch, a high-end outfitter of sporting goods at the time. Next to the two figures is a stuffed animal, possibly a pudu - the world's smallest deer. A banner at the bottom of the display reads "Winging South, Bonwit's fashion safari... an exotic new look captured by our own B.H. Wragge in the exciting colors of the Congo... See our collection on the Sports Fifth Floor."

Inscription

Fifth Avenue/ November 16 54/ 7068m Virginia Roehl/ Bonwit Teller

Location

binder 4

Identifier

KA0001_000276

Citation

Virginia Roehl; B.H. Wragge; Dan Arje. Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Men's and Women's Safari Themed Ensembles by B. H. Wragge and Small Stuffed Deer. November 16 1954. Dan Arje papers. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 20 Aug 2019.

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