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Dan Arje papers ➔ Bonwit Teller Window Display Featuring Women's Dress and Bird Themed Mask with Striped Plummage

Photographic Material


Related people/organizations

William J. Cunningham (designer)
Bonwit Teller & Co (commissioner)
Dan Arje (compiler)
Nick Malan (photographer)

Date

after 1947

Work Type

photographic prints

Measurements

8 in (width) x 10 in (height)

Description

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."

Inscription

Bonwit Teller/ 27343 Malan;Window Display Interiors Commercial Photographs/Nick Malan Studio/ Photography/ 242 Lexington Ave. New York 16/ Lexington 2-0675

Location

box 1 folder 7

Identifier

KA0001_000482

Citation

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. 24 Aug 2019.

Use Restrictions

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