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

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Bonwit Teller & Co (commissioner)
Virginia Roehl (photographer)
Christian Dior (designer)
Dan Arje (compiler)


October 16 1956

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photographic prints


8 in (width) x 10 in (height)


Bonwit Teller window display featuring a women's ensemble by designer Christian Dior. The background is inspired by Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet", with an elaborate painting of a fight scene by a castle. The mannequin is wearing a gown with a wrap of the same material, jewelry, and long gloves. The mannequin is standing on an elevated wooden platform with a long laurel wreath wrapped around it.  A banner at the bottom of the display reads "Gala Premier... Bonwit's pure drama of an evening by Christian Dior... New York... 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"


Fifth Avenue/ October 16, 1956/ 1378A Virginia Roehl/ Bonwit Teller


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