Friday, November 30, 2012

Bergdorf Goodman's Holiday Windows for 2012

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Bergdorf Goodman's Holiday Windows are once again, stunning...

Glitz and glamor pervade a Jazz Age theme...

 Featuring musicians, kaleidoscopes, mirrors, feathers and Follies in miniature...

 I did the annual early morning rounds last weekend to capture some night shots without any tourists...

Lovely stuff...

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Update: the following appeared in the NYTimes on December 2, 2012: HOLIDAY WINDOW DISPLAYS as we know them now almost certainly made their debut in Paris, at Le Bon Marché, where in 1909 customers gaped at scenes animated by mechanical dolls made by the Roullet-Decamps family. But they have been a fixture here for almost as long. Bergdorf Goodman, founded in 1901, built its 57th Street store in 1928 on the site of a palazzo owned by Cornelius Vanderbilt 2d’s widow, and remodeled in 1984 to allow for very tall windows facing Fifth Avenue, perfect for staging reimagined fairy tales, illustrating aphorisms and creating undersea worlds. This year, David Hoey conceived a Roaring Twenties theme, with vintage accessories, plenty of feathers and, in one window, a jazz club scene mounted on the back wall to give passers-by a bird’s-eye view.