I will never tire of the window displays at the legendary magasin in New York City known as Bergdorfs. And nothing, NOTHING tops the incredible worlds of wonder they produce for the holiday season. Sometimes, I think I keep coming to New York for the holidays just to sneak up to Midtown and take photos. It’s my own version of Audrey Hepburn staring lovingly at the jewelry windows in Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
So the theme this year had me palpitating….”BG Follies”, in 1920s Theatre style. Explained: “The visual team spent over a year creating this extraordinary homage to Vaudeville Reviews, Busby Berkeley’s Hollywood musicals and the sumptuous atmosphere of the Ziegfeld Follies”
The Ziegfield Follies was a theatre production of song and dance and it DEFINED the style of the imaginative 1920s art deco clothing (Erte even designed many of the costumes!).
In Bergdorf’s windows we have circus acts, jazz music, socialites, and singers. In the audience everyone is quite scandalous….one woman steals a kiss with a theatre usher who looks like Santa Claus, while two women have a bitch-slap fight over binoculars. Which window is your favorite?
And never to leave Bergdorf’s empty-handed, I went in and came out with a gift in new Chanel nail-polish