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Dan Arje papers ➔ Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Evening Gown by Anthony Blotta and Backdrop Inspired by Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet"

Photographic Material


Related people/organizations

Bonwit Teller & Co (commissioner)
Virginia Roehl (photographer)
Anthony Blotta (designer)
Dan Arje (compiler)

Date

October 16 1956

Work Type

photographic prints

Measurements

8 in (width) x 10 in (height)

Description

Bonwit Teller window display featuring a women's ensemble by designer Anthony Blotta. The background of the window display is inspired by Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet", with a painted illustration depicting Romeo speaking to Juliet from her balcony. The mannequin is wearing a long patterned dress with a train, tiara, elbow length gloves and a fur muff on her wrist.  A banner at the bottom of the display reads "Gala Premier... Bonwit's pure drama of an evening by Anthony Blotta... Designers Sixth Floor... Gala Premier of the Old Vic on Tuesday evening October 23rd at the Wintergarden... our setting inspired by Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet"

Inscription

Fifth Avenue/ October 26, 1956/ 1377A Virginia Roehl/ Bonwit Teller

Location

binder 5

Identifier

KA0001_000355

Citation

Virginia Roehl; Anthony Blotta; Dan Arje. Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Evening Gown by Anthony Blotta and Backdrop Inspired by Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet". October 16 1956. Dan Arje papers. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 18 Oct 2019.

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