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Dan Arje papers ➔ Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Pajama Set, 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 nightwear ensemble. The look is displayed against a dramatic backdrop of heavy curtains, which contributes to the theatrical, masquerade theme of the window series. The mannequin is wearing long pajama pants, floor length long sleeved robe with wide lapels, cravat, bracelets, heels, and a mask designed by W.T. Benda. An additional mask lies on a pillow at the right of the display, and a banner at the bottom reads: "Masquerade... Bonwit's champagne fantasy third floor."

Inscription

#8 Benda Masque/ Nov. 23 1949/ 5013E/ Bonwit Teller

Location

box 1 folder 4

Identifier

KA0001_000466

Citation

Virginia Roehl; Władysław T. Benda; Dan Arje. Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Pajama Set, Robe, and Mask by W.T. Benda. November 23 1949. Dan Arje papers. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive. Web. 18 Oct 2019.

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