The concept of holiday window display goes back to 1870 with Macy's. The ne plus ultra has to go to Bergdorf Goodman, who have won design awards for their work. Their window displays are a year round endeavor headed by David Hoey, Director of Visual Presentation. The windows have three exposures: 57th Street, Fifth Avenue, and 58th Street. The theme this year is Curiouser and Curiouser, inspired by the works of Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass. The detail work and artistry is phenomenal - it is a must-see. See my gallery of the windows.
Friday, December 18, 2009
Bergdorf Windows 2009
One of the best places you can be in the world at Christmas time is New York City. There are endless things to do and see - the Nutcracker, the tree and gardens at Rockefeller Center, the Christmas Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall. Sometimes the best things in life are free, such as the window displays around town, particularly the Fifth Avenue flagship icons: Bergdorf Goodman, Lord and Taylor, Tiffany's, and Saks. Just a stone's throw away are Barney's, Bloomingdales, and Macy's. And although the draw is the window displays themselves, don't miss the interiors of the large retailers - it's a good chance to get out of the cold and see the spectacular work done inside the shops.