One of my favorite things about the holiday season in New York is the unveiling of the window displays of Bergdorf Goodman, the poshest and fanciest of all the posh and fancy department stores in the world. Every December I would rearrange my post-work commute so that I could swing by the BG store on 57th and 5th and spend hours parsing all the details of the installations. Bergdorf’s holiday windows are the best there are: year in and year out, they never fail to amaze in originality, creative interpretation of a seemingly straightforward concept, quality of execution, attention to detail and overall impact. They are magical, alluring, dazzling, delicious.
A few years ago, Bergdorf’s rendered all Seasons of the Year in a million shades of white with amazing depth. They then took the Travel theme beyond the realm of planes, trains and automobiles, and into celestial navigation and Age of Exploration.
This year’s theme: Holidays on Ice. All-American celebrations get a frosty treatment.
Some of my own photos of Bergdorf’s windows through the years:
For more on Bergdorf Goodman’s amazing displays — holiday and otherwise — I highly recommend that you check out these portals: