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Dan Arje papers ➔ Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Embroidered Dresses by Tina Leser and Shell Mosaics by Carl Malouf

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Bonwit Teller & Co (commissioner)
Virginia Roehl (photographer)
Tina Leser (designer)
Carl Malouf (artist)
Dan Arje (compiler)


January 5 1955

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photographic prints


8 in (width) x 10 in (height)


Bonwit Teller window display featuring two dresses by Tina Leser. In the background there are bamboo easels which display two original shell mosaics by artist Carl Malouf. The standing mannequin wears a short dress with floral embroidery on it and flower accessories, while the sitting mannequin wears a longer dress with similar accessories. A banner at the bottom of the display reads "Bonwit's Sea Belles... our exciting '55 collection for South by Tina Lesser... Sports Fifth Floor... Bonwit's Sea shells... original shell mosaics by Carl Malouf"


Fifth Avenue/ January 5, 1955/ 7472m Virginia Roehl/ Bonwit Teller


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