Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Christmas in New York 2015: Bergdorf Goodman, Part I

On a side glance this Julien MacDonald creation looks like an elaborate gown...

For this year’s Bergdorf Goodman holiday window coverage I decided to show the 58th Street side of the store first and will cover the Fifth Avenue windows in the next post. I really liked that on the 58th Street side the focus was on solid color, one per window! I’m so glad they included white because I am convinced that no one does a window featuring white gowns as well as Bergdorf Goodman. The effect is always so lush and beautiful and this year’s rendition was no exception, even though it was very pared down.

...but it’s actually an embroidered jumpsuit with a skirt overlay!

Amazing details and I love how the mirrors break them down into magnificent shards.

Love the juxtaposition of these two looks. Naeem Khan, left, Marchesa and J. Mendel, right.

I particularly loved the feathered gown by Marchesa paired with a fur stole by J. Mendel. The gown seems more gray than white in these photos. I am crazy for it!

Wouldn’t this Marchesa feathered gown be fun to wear on New Year’s Eve!

Glamour overload!

A sparkly red gown by Zac Posen with a stole by J. Mendel.

The red window featured a gorgeous and shimmering huge ball gown by Zac Posen, also with a stole by J. Mendel, and jewelry by Kentshire. I would love to think some beautiful lady is actually going to wear this entire ensemble on New Year’s Eve. What a party that would be!

A better shot of the stole, as well as the necklace, which is by Kentshire.

Bolero and gown by Oscar de la Renta.

This Versace gown with a coat by Cushnie et Ochs has an old Hollywood feel to it.

The green window reminded me of an old Hollywood movie—something about the slink of the Versace gown paired with the big green fur coat, by Cushnie et Ochs, and jewelry by Kentshire, really had me thinking of a young Joan Crawford.

What a combination!

I particularly loved this mannequin dressed head to toe in blue!

Though the window with a blue dress in it didn’t feature the same kind of mirrored backdrop, since it is connected to the store’s entrance, I loved the look anyway. I forgot to get a picture of who made the dress, with its exquisite beading, but I’m guessing the stole is once again by J. Mendel. I loved the addition of a blue feathered hat and blue eyelashes! If you know who made the dress, let me know. I’m guessing it could be another Julien Macdonald.

Love the beading on this dress.

I love the blue hat and that they even gave the mannequin blue eyelashes!

I hope you are reveling in all the visual joy the month of December brings us. Let me know which of these gowns is your favorite!


une femme said...

Fabulous, fabulous windows! The stuff of dreams, thank for sharing these. Can hardly wait to see the 5th Ave side.

Jill said...

I am still sorting through the 5th Avenue pictures, I took so many! I love sharing these with everyone. Hope to have the other post up by the end of the week! xx

GSL said...

Love these displays and loved that Bergdorf Doco...especially Linda Fargo and that dynamo personal shopper.

Jill said...

Hi GSL, I'm going to rewatch the documentary just to see if I like it a little better the second time around. You should read Betty's book, you'd probably get a kick out of it! xx

rosie said...

Hi Jill,

Will try to see these windows the beginning of next week. They look awesome.
Still can't believe this warm December weather in NYC.

Yes, that slinky gowns reminds me of a 1930's movie with Joan Crawford.

She perfected "the Slink".

Jill said...

Hi Rosie, how lovely to hear from you! I can't wait to hear what you think of the windows, make sure to see the gorgeous displays at Tiffany's too. If you go during the day, tell me what I missed at Van Cleef & Arpels and Bulgari, they pull their jewelry out of the windows at night! Also, let me know if you see the windows at Barneys or Hermes. I didn't make it up that way on this trip. I know you have a December birthday so I want to say Happy Birthday to you! (And what is up with the weather, though I hear we are going to the 40s this weekend...)xx

Pam @ over50feeling40 said...

I love it when you do this Jill...I have come to look forward to your windows every year. Thanks for taking us to NYC!

Jill said...

Hi Pam, my pleasure! And this side of the store was quite tame and low-key compared to the Fifth Avenue side. I hope you will return for it, it's coming up next! xx

Hermesmerized™ the duchessofH said...

Thanks for the great photos Jill!
I'll take the jumpsuit with the skirt overlay, as oddly enough I was just talking to my dressmaker about doing cigarette pants with a skirt overlay.

Happiness at Mid Life said...

These displays are stunning! Thank you so much for sharing these gorgeous gowns.
Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and have a wonderful holiday season. See you in 2016!


Jill said...

Duchess of H are you really doing that? Cigarette pants with skirt overlay? I hope you will post pics on your blog if you do! I am intrigued by this idea myself after seeing it in the BG windows! xx

Jill said...

Hi Alice, I hope you had a nice holiday with your family. I love joining your link up! xx