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Dan Arje papers ➔ Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Pleated Nightgown, Lace Robe, and 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 a women's negligee. The mannequin stands in between heavy curtains. The mannequin is wearing a pleated negligee with a floor length lace robe and very elegant jewelry. The mannequin is wearing an elaborate mask by W.T. Benda which also has a painted headpiece. An additional more masculine Benda mask lies on a pillow to the right side of the display. A banner at the bottom reads: "Masquerade... Bonwit's champagne fantasy third floor."

Inscription

#5 Benda Masque/ Nov. 23 1949/ 5017E/ Bonwit Teller

Location

box 1 folder 4

Identifier

KA0001_000463

Citation

Virginia Roehl; Władysław T. Benda; Dan Arje. Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Pleated Nightgown, Lace Robe, and 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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