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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"

Photographic Material


Related people/organizations

Bonwit Teller & Co (commissioner)
Virginia Roehl (photographer)
Norman Norell (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 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."

Inscription

Fifth Avenue/ October 16, 1956/ 1372A Virginia Roehl/ Bonwit Teller

Location

binder 5

Identifier

KA0001_000362

Citation

Virginia Roehl; Norman Norell; Dan Arje. Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Evening Gown by Traina-Norell with Setting Inspired by Shakespeare's "Richard II" . October 16 1956. Dan Arje papers. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 16 Oct 2019.

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