Photos courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman
Has anyone passed by Bergdorf Goodman lately? You should, their new holiday 2010 windows is up and it’s all kinds of amazing. Entitled “Wish You Were Here,” this holiday they take inspiration from fantasy travel to far-flung places and some unusual ways of getting there. “We are in the surprise business,” said David Hoey, Bergdorf Goodman Senior Director of Visual Presentation and Window Design, advising viewers to anticipate an array of wild mash-ups of unexpected arrivals and departures, each with visual influences as diverse as Roman mythology, 1940s Hollywood musicals, the original Penn Station, and the very first science fiction film. “This job is part architect and part cake decorator.”
Pictured: In “A Guided Tour,” a gigantic gold and ivory wooden Pegasus set against a hand painted medieval-style mural illustrates an especially glamorous method of air travel.
Here’s a peek at the amazing windows, definitely take a trip to see the windows in person if you can! Love the holidays!
Reminiscent of a patinated Vaudeville stage set, “The Scenic Route” features an antique caboose pulling out of the station. A hand painted moving backdrop animates the scene while a mannequin dressed in an Oscar de la Renta gown makes her exit stage right.
“Full Speed Ahead” takes viewers inside a ship rolling gently on a sea voyage. Amidst a lavish collection of nautical antiques, a mannequin clad in a one-of-a-kind striped outfit by designer Naeem Khan keeps company with an international cadre of miniature antique sailors..
“Day Tripping” invites viewers to come along for a spur-of-the-moment jaunt to the moon. The glittery lunar dreamscape is inspired by the 1902 silent film, “Le Voyage Dans La Lune” by Georges Melies, plus a generous dose of mid-century touches a la Flash Gordon and an aquatic nod to Jules Verne.
In the final window a Victorian-style flying machine has been inventively concocted out of bicycle and carriage parts and components from a vintage hot air balloon. Attended by a team of uniformed simian grease monkeys, it’s clearly “Ready For Takeoff.”
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