William J. Cunningham
(designer)Bonwit Teller & Co
8 in (width) x 10 in (height)
Bonwit Teller window display featuring a women's ensemble with an elaborate bird themed mask. The display includes soil flooring and woody vines in the background. The mannequin is wearing a belted dress with a scarf, brooch, bracelet, and heels. The mask displayed is made up of very long, striped plummage. A banner at the bottom of the display reads: "Call of the Outdoors... Supreme fall plumage from Bonwit's sports floor the fifth. Separates collection shown 16.00 to 50.00 each.” Bird masks likely designed by Bill Cunningham, identified only as "William J."
Bonwit Teller/ 27343 Malan;Window Display Interiors Commercial Photographs/Nick Malan Studio/ Photography/ 242 Lexington Ave. New York 16/ Lexington 2-0675
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William J. Cunningham; Dan Arje; Nick Malan. Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Dress and Bird Themed Mask with Striped Plummage.
after 1947. Dan Arje papers. New School Archives and Special Collections Digital Archive
. Web. 18 Oct 2019
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