Bonwit Teller & Co
October 16 1956
8 in (width) x 10 in (height)
Bonwit Teller window display featuring a women's evening ensemble designed by Suzanne-Augustine.
The background is inspired by Shakespeare's "Richard II", with a painted backdrop of a scene from the play as well as an elevated wooden platform with painted shield detail, suggesting an Elizabethan state. The mannequin is standing on this platform wearing an embroidered gown, long silk wrap, jewelry, elbow gloves, and heeled shoes. A banner at the bottom of the display reads "Gala Premier... Bonwit's pure drama of an evening... by Suzanne Augustine... Designers Sixth Floor... Gala Premier of the Old Vic on Tuesday evening October 23rd at the Wintergarden... our setting inspired by Shakespeare's Richard II."
Fifth Avenue/ October 16, 1956/ 1371A Virginia Roehl/ Bonwit Teller
Virginia Roehl; Suzanne Augustine; Dan Arje. Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Embroidered Evening Gown by Suzanne Augustine with Setting Inspired by Shakespeare's "Richard II".
October 16 1956. Dan Arje papers. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive
. Web. 21 Oct 2019
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