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Dan Arje papers ➔ Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Nightwear and Asian Themed Mask by W.T. Benda

Photographic Material


Related people/organizations

Bonwit Teller & Co (commissioner)
Virginia Roehl (photographer)
Władysław T. Benda (artist)
Dan Arje (compiler)

Date

November 23 1949

Work Type

photographic prints

Measurements

8 in (width) x 10 in (height)

Description

Bonwit Teller window display featuring women's nightwear. The mannequin is wearing pants, button down shirt with lapels and large pockets, and wedges. The mannequin is also wearing a mask designed by famed designer W.T. Benda. The mask design has Asian references in it, drawing from the features of characters in oriental plays and mythology. An additional mask lies on a pillow to the left of the display, and a banner at the bottom reads: "Masquerade... Bonwit's champagne fantasy third floor."

Inscription

#2 Benda Masque/ Nov. 23 1949/ 5011E/ Bonwit Teller

Location

box 1 folder 4

Identifier

KA0001_000460

Citation

Virginia Roehl; Władysław T. Benda; Dan Arje. Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Nightwear and Asian Themed Mask by W.T. Benda. November 23 1949. Dan Arje papers. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 16 Oct 2019.

Use Restrictions

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