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Dan Arje papers ➔ Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Evening Gown by Traina-Norell with Setting Inspired by Shakespeare's "Richard II"

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Bonwit Teller & Co (commissioner)
Virginia Roehl (photographer)
Norman Norell (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 designed by Traina-Norell. The background is inspired by Shakespeare's "Richard II", with a painted backdrop of military ships. There are also various other props in the foreground, such as parts for a tent. The light is focused on the mannequin which is standing in the middle of the window display. The mannequin is wearing a gown with a very full skirt and lace embroidered top, belt, tiara, jewelry, and opera gloves. A banner at the bottom of the display reads "Gala Premier... Bonwit's pure drama of an evening... by Traina-Norell... 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/ 1372A Virginia Roehl/ Bonwit Teller


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