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Dan Arje papers ➔ Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Ensembles from Anne Klein's Spring Collection and Linear Structures [Retail Reporting Copy]

Photographic Material


Related people/organizations

Bonwit Teller & Co (commissioner)
Virginia Roehl (photographer)
Anne Klein (Firm) (designer)
Dan Arje (compiler)

Date

February 1 1955

Work Type

photographic prints

Measurements

8 in (width) x 10 in (height)

Description

Bonwit Teller window display featuring women's ensembles by designer Anne Klein. The two mannequins stand between two fixtures of colorful balls attached to black dowel framework. The floor is covered in white shredded paper. The mannequins are both wearing similar grey skirt and top sets, hats, heeled shoes, gloves and jewelry. The mannequin on the right is also holding a purse. A banner at the bottom of the display reads "These are from Bonwit's wonderful Spring Collection by Anne Klein... our talented young designer who does Couture Clothes for sizes 5 to 15... Young Seventh Floor."

Inscription

Bonwit Teller/ Fashions/ Dis.Dir: Gene Moore/ Setup: Colorful balls on black dowel framework decorate all the Fifth Avenue windows at Bonwit's. Two units are used in this display, one at either side. Pink lighting spotlighting the mannequins adds a warm glow. Floor: Papered white and covered with white finely shredded paper. Wall: Painted blue./ Card Copy: These are from Bonwit's wonderful Spring collection by Anne Klein... Our talented young designer who does Couture Clothes for sizes 5 to 15/ Source: The colored wood ball units by Austen Displays Inc. 133-135 W. 19th St. New York 11, N.Y./ A February 1955 Issue/ Printed in the U.S.A/ 2-4-55-59C/ Views & Reviews/ Retail Reporting Bureau/ Milton B. Conhaim, Inc. 101 Fifth Ave., N.Y. 3

Location

binder 4

Identifier

KA0001_000314

Citation

Virginia Roehl; Anne Klein (Firm); Dan Arje. Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Ensembles from Anne Klein's Spring Collection and Linear Structures [Retail Reporting Copy]. February 1 1955. Dan Arje papers. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 16 Oct 2019.

Use Restrictions

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