When I think of the store windows of Bergdorf Goodman the words “elaborate” and “elegant” come to mind. Whatever season of the year, these windows are created in an artistic and thoughtful manner. One could guess that from story board to execution, the time it takes the idea to become the reality is weeks, even months.
“David Hoey, Bergdorf Goodman’s Senior Director of Visual Presentation, officially begins working on the store’s holiday windows with his team in January.”**
The Christmas Holiday windows are the final act of every year. I draw similarity to 4th of July fireworks, when in the finale moments of explosions and light our emotions overwhelm. Before these beautiful designs are revealed, white drapes are hung on the exterior of each window while the installations are completed.
On the morning of November 16 around 1:00am, I was able to peak behind the curtain and see the wizard, (or the talented men and women bringing these idea’s to life).
On Monday November 17 at 6:00pm the windows were revealed to the world. This celebration included the lighting of the UNICEF Snowflake which hangs in the center of 5th Avenue & 57th Street and the commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of Irving Berlin’s White Christmas.
The next time I was able to get back to the windows was on November 23. At 2:00am there were very few people on the street. It was as if these windows were here just for me, to take in all of their glamour and grandeur. I didn’t have to share them with anyone.
Until next time.
adventure is life, live it! ®
(**Courtesy of http://blogger.lookonline.com)