Sunday, December 7, 2014

Christmas in New York 2014: Bergdorf Goodman, Part I


The holiday windows are as stunning as ever at Bergdorf Goodman. This year they pay tribute to the arts and 13 disciplines are represented, from architecture, literature, and music, to gastronomy, calligraphy, and film. Each window is more than the eye can process at just a brief glance and each one invites you in for a much longer look. On the Fifth Avenue side of the store (and the 58th Street side too), it wasn’t about the clothes or accessories so much as it was about the amazing details offered in each window.

My husband is an architect so I couldn’t help but be smitten with the window devoted to architecture, one of my favorites. I was an English major in college, so I also loved the window highlighting literature. This is a very picture-heavy post for obvious reasons, but one I hope you enjoy. You know I love to share the beauty of New York City at Christmastime!

The Arts. Love this beaded chevron dress by did not find out who makes it! Naeem Khan?

Photography. The eye in the center blinked!


Love the Afghan hound...

...and the coat, by Alice & Olivia. The dress is by Prada.



Love all the details!

An amazing dress by Julien Macdonald.

Theater. Dress by Julien Macdonald. This window felt very Vegas to me.

Painting. Dress by Dolce & Gabbana.

So very shiny! Jumpsuit by CD Greene.

Dance. Dress by Delpozo.

Sculpture. Coat by Alexander McQueen.

Film. I am in love with this coat by J. Mendel and gown by Giambattista Valli!

Another of my favorite windows was the one devoted to film. I loved the black and white chevron fur coat by J. Mendel (so gorgeous!), and haute couture dress (to borrow a phrase from Rachel Zoe, I die) by Giambattista Valli, who has become one of my favorite designers! The window is made to look like a black-and-white film set and has a scrolling backdrop so it seems as the though the sled is moving. In my enthusiasm for the fur coat and glittering gown (I took so many pictures), I did not get a photo of the whole window, but my friend Rosie did! Thank you, Rosie, for letting me share it!

A full shot of the window, courtesy of my friend Rosie!

Gastronomy. Handbags by Edie Parker.

I loved the details of the window devoted to Gastronomy.

Happy Holidays!


hostess of the humble bungalow said...

My husband is an architect too!
I loved reading the book about BG's personal shopper Betty and am wondering if you have met her and is she still workiong at 86?
Lovely windows...

Jeanne said...

Jill, what a wonderful job you have done in capturing the beauty of BG windows this holiday season. Thank you!

Jill said...

Hiya Hostess, I did not know you are married to an architect as well! I am still reading Betty's book, I am loving it so much. I have never met her but it sounds like she is still working at BG. I would love to work for her. Oh the education I would get! XO, Jill

Jill said...

Hi Jeanne, thank you for the compliment! I love sharing the windows with everyone. I am going to post the 57th Street windows as well. There was some interesting (and of course glamorous) things going on there! XO, Jill

Suzanne Carillo said...

These are so wonderful Jill. Thank you so much for sharing them.

That first dress with the chevrons is simply drop dead gorgeous.

Looks like you could spend quite a while in front of each window.


PinkCheetahVintage said...

They're gorgeous displays!

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

Oh wow...these are amazing. Thanks so much, Jill. The detail and creativity are incredible.

GSL said...

These are wonderful Jill !!! I could spend hours looking at these and only wish they did a doco every year on the making of these.

Gracey the Giant said...

My goodness, how amazing. Thank you so much for sharing!

Jenna said...

I like calligraphy and jumpsuit. They need to do a better job with their diversity.