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Dan Arje papers ➔ Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Bathing Costume with Eyelet Pattern by Tina Leser and Shell Mosaics by Carl Malouf

Photographic Material


Related people/organizations

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

Date

January 5 1955

Work Type

photographic prints

Measurements

8 in (width) x 10 in (height)

Description

Bonwit Teller window display featuring women's ensemble by designer Tina Leser. The mannequin is posed between two bamboo easels which display original shell mosaics of sea life by artist Carl Malouf. The mannequin is wearing a bathing costume with an eyelet patter, a short jacket over it, and is holding flowers in one hand. The floor is covered in sand in order to compliment the beach style that the mannequins is wearing. 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"

Inscription

Fifth Avenue/ January 5, 1955/ 7503m Virginia Roehl/ Bonwit Teller

Location

binder 4

Identifier

KA0001_000308

Citation

Virginia Roehl; Tina Leser; Carl Malouf; Dan Arje. Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Bathing Costume with Eyelet Pattern by Tina Leser and Shell Mosaics by Carl Malouf. January 5 1955. Dan Arje papers. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 27 Jun 2019.

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