Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Bergdorf Goodman 2014 Holiday Windows


I am sorry I didn't get these to you sooner, but I think you can understand. The holiday windows at Bergdorf Goodman are to me the BEST windows in New York City. If you are going to see just one holiday window, be sure it is this one. You should also view the movie Scatter my Ashes at Bergdorf's for a behind the scenes of all the work that goes into making this window art. Here is some information on this year's windows: 

We spoke with David Hoey, the man behind the legendary Bergdorf Goodman windows, about this particular season:
“Early this year, the creative departments at Bergdorf Goodman selected a one-word holiday theme for 2014: Inspired. We found this particular word itself to be inspiring. It was all we needed to launch a set of windows celebrating the arts—after all, isn’t art the product of inspiration?
We decided to base each window on a major art form, drawing equally from the fine arts, performing arts and applied arts. For our main windows, we settled on literature, architecture, theater, painting, music, dance, sculpture and film. Each window would be designed independently from the others. Each would be made from its own set of materials. But the entire set of windows would constitute a sort of eight-lesson course in art appreciation.
We now present these windows to pedestrians at 5th and 58th. Expect surprises. We have juxtaposed some of the arts with unexpected crafts. A few spoilers: The literature window has been made entirely from fabric, soft sculpture and needlework. The architecture window has been built completely from paper and old blueprints. The theater window is a sort of apotheosis of neon.
We are interested in traditional craftsmanship and the revival of old-school techniques. More than 100 artists and display artisans have contributed in some way to the completion of the windows this year. 
Can this be any more gorgeous?  



 Theater is the most colorful window  



 The film window was really just so lovely  



The mannequins in Bergdorf's windows are always just so beautiful. They are the ultimate mannequin you can probably purchase for window displays.

Have you watched "Scatter my Ashes at Bergdorf's"? Did you enjoy it ? I thought it was just fabulous and so full of interesting history of the Bergdorf store.

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