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Dan Arje papers ➔ Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Designer Suit by Ben Reig and Butterfly Painting

Photographic Material


Related people/organizations

Bonwit Teller & Co (commissioner)
Virginia Roehl (photographer)
Ben Reig (designer)
Dan Arje (compiler)

Date

February 22 1955

Work Type

photographic prints

Measurements

8 in (width) x 10 in (height)

Description

Bonwit Teller window display featuring a women's designer suit by Ben Reig. The mannequin is wearing a skirt suit set with gloves, hat, scarf, brooch, and heeled shoes. The background includes a lattice structure with leafy branches attached to it, creating a lush forest vibe. A canvas painted with large, vibrant butterflies is displayed in the middle of the lattice. Shredded grass covers the floor. A banner at the bottom of the display reads "Bonwit's greets the Big City Spring with our magnificent collection of designer suits... this by Ben Reig... Fourth Floor Suit Salon"

Inscription

Fifth Avenue/ February 22, 1955/ 7760m Virginia Roehl/ Bonwit Teller

Location

binder 4

Identifier

KA0001_000329

Citation

Virginia Roehl; Ben Reig; Dan Arje. Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Designer Suit by Ben Reig and Butterfly Painting. February 22 1955. Dan Arje papers. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 16 Oct 2019.

Use Restrictions

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