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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"

Photographic Material


Related people/organizations

Bonwit Teller & Co (commissioner)
Virginia Roehl (photographer)
Christian Dior (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 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"

Inscription

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

Location

binder 5

Identifier

KA0001_000356

Citation

Virginia Roehl; Christian Dior; Dan Arje. Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Evening Gown by Christian Dior with Backdrop Inspired by Shakespeare's "Romeo and Juliet". October 16 1956. Dan Arje papers. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 20 Sep 2019.

Use Restrictions

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