NYC Holiday Windows: Bergdorf Goodman

When I visited New York City for a week in November of 2004 with my family, we made sure to check out some traditional holiday sights. We attended the Macy's Thanksgiving Parade, we saw the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, and we visited the Christmas tree in Rockefeller Center. While we did do some shopping on 5th Avenue, we were a little too early in the season to check out the department store window displays, which totally bummed me out. I am always in awe and this year is no different. Bergdorf Goodman's windows are my absolute favorite this time around. The Holidays on Ice displays were unveiled by Andy Cohen, Bergdorf's Linda Fargo, acrobat elves from the Streb Academy, and a light show on November 19. Each of the five large windows on 5th Avenue feature a different holiday "on ice."

Valentine's Day This cave-like boudoir features roses, lilies, pastries, bon-bons, cherubs, poodles, an icicle chandelier, and a Giambattista Valli Coutur and Oscar de la Renta dressed mannequin. 

Arbor Day This split level forest clearing features a 10-foot porcelain tree, crystal leaves and flowers, porcelain birds, butterflies, insects, and reptiles, and an Alexander McQueen dressed mannequin. 

April Fool's Day This upside down formal garden party features an Art Deco iron gate, animal-shaped ice topiaries, and an Oscar de la Renta dressed mannequin. 

Halloween This Gothic masquerade party features a Swarovski studded spider web, an icy haunted mansion modeled after the Vanderbilt house that once stood where the store is located, and a Naeem Khan dressed mannequin.

Independence Day This parade of patriotism features a full-size replica of a Colonial building, soldiers, flags, bunting, pennants, an icy eagle, and a Rodarte dressed mannequin. 

The smaller windows on 5th Avenue celebrate Thanksgiving, Mardi Gras, New Year's Eve, and Groundhog's Day. I haven't yet seen anything online about the 58th Street windows, but the 57th Street displays feature more fashion in a winter wonderland setting.

So much fun! I could window shop for days in Manhattan at Christmastime.
Stay tuned. I'm going to feature a few more stores this month.


Karen M. Peterson said...

I have always loved those window displays. They are so amazing! I want to see them in person one of these days.

jessica said...

Amazing. I'd love to have just a bit of the designers' vision and creativity!! I still have yet to visit NYC but their window displays will be a must see!