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

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 men’s ensembles include safari hats and khaki jumpsuits. One mannequin holds a tropical plant leaf. The women’s ensemble includes a light dress and jacket, gloves, jewelry and a purse with a cheetah print scarf tied to the handle. The men's safari ensembles on both sides are borrowed from Abercrombie & Fitch, a high-end outfitter of sporting goods at the time. 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 16th/ 7069m Virginia Roehl/ Bonwit Teller

Location

binder 4

Identifier

KA0001_000277

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. November 16 1954. Dan Arje papers. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 18 Jul 2019.

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