Sunday, December 20, 2015

Christmas in NY 2015: Bergdorf Goodman, Part II

The glamorous queen of Bergdorf!

This year’s holiday windows on the Fifth Avenue side of Bergdorf Goodman are a collaboration with Swarovski and are called “Brilliant Holiday.” What a razzle dazzle multicolored shimmering delight they are! The details, as usual, are such that you want to stand at each window and stare at them forever. I always go to see the windows at night when there are less crowds, and in order to get better pictures, but I can just imagine how these displays must sparkle in the sunlight!

“The Crown Jewels.”

This window is “The Crown Jewels,” complete with an Elizabethan-era queen, knights, a huge golden crown, a lap dog, winged griffins, and two crown-wearing lions. Love it!

The tiny girl in front was fascinated with this window. She was so adorable!

Detail of the queen.

What’s a monarch without her beloved pooch?

“Hidden Gem.”

This window is “Hidden Gem,” featuring one glamorous miner. I loved the tones of purple throughout this window.

I loved the amethyst hues in this window.


This display, “Glitterati,” was my favorite, featuring babes having a wild party celebrating every month of the year.

Two of my favorite mannequins this year.

Who doesn’t love a champagne bottle festooned with crystals?!

Love the feather hat on top of turquoise hair. The mannequin holds a list in her hand...

...featuring Birthstones. I do not agree with June, October or December!

What happened to pearl for June, opal for October and turquoise for December? Not that there is anything wrong with alexandrite, tourmaline or zircon, it’s just that I like the traditional birthstones!

The cake for March.

The cake for June in the background and the cake for August on the left.


All you pearl lovers out there should appreciate this window, “Treasured,” which features thousands of pearls! This was another window that really captured my heart.

A glorious Neptune and fish made out of pearls!

Amazing details!

The dress is by Naeem Khan.

The jewelry is by Kentshire.

I loved these swirls of pearls!

“The Crystal Ball.”

The window “The Crystal Ball” features a monkey fortune-teller and a sweet-faced mannequin sitting at the table while the Wheel of Fortune behind them slowly turns.

Waiting to hear her what the future holds for her!

The fortune teller.

This gal looks pretty happy for having a monkey reading her future!

Once again the incredibly talented designers and artists have turned the Bergdorf windows into a dreamlike wonder. Let me know which window is your favorite! I will be back one more time to focus on the smaller windows on the Fifth Avenue side of the store, with drool-worthy accessories and clothes. You can see the windows on the 58th Street side of the store here.

I hope you are enjoying these final frenzied days leading up to Christmas!


Rosemary Nardone said...

These windows were really gorgeous this year! A real treat as always!

Pam @ over50feeling40 said... much fun...thanks Jill! Merry Christmas!

Jill said...

Hi Rosemary, I know you enjoyed them as much as I did. They are always the highlight of the holiday season for me! xx

Jill said...

Hi Pam, I hope you enjoy your Christmas with your family! xx

GSL said...

These windows are High Art...much rather have them than anything Bergdorf sells.

Jill said...

Hi GSL, oh you and your monk-like existence, eschewing things of the material world. I want both the BG windows AND a good deal of the very fine items inside the store. I agree with you 100% that the windows are High Art! xx

Hermesmerized™ the duchessofH said...

Honestly Jill, I could just I've in a Bergdorf Window.
I'm seriously considering doing my breakfast room walls in Swarovski crystals. lol.

Jill said...

Duchess of H, always a pleasure to see you here! Aren't these windows just amazing? I wish I would've had time to get up to Hermes on Madison to see what they did as well! x