Get Lost in the Holidays with Bergdorf Goodman
This year, the holiday windows at Bergdorf Goodman are enchanting their visitors with the theme of “Destination Extraordinary” – a lush, larger than life experience.
David Hoey, Senior Director of Visual Presentation, cites the paintings of Henry Rousseau and the 12th century Chinese watercolor mountainscapes as some of the inspirations for each scene. All the windows are reminescent of lush, gardens and landscapes with hand-painted backdrops, highly embellished objects and unique set pieces. Each window embodies a theme and a color scheme that makes it necessary for the passerbyer to pay attention and find unexpected details that make the story of each window come to life.
“These windows are landscapes of the unexpected. They are delirious remakes of the classic dioramas seen in natural history museums,” Hoey says.
Each window depicts a unique imagined destination making this dream world come to life for shoppers. And each window is complete with its own design from Marc Jacobs Resort Collection and Gucci’s Spring 2017 to custom Greene and Fall Robert Cavalli and Dolce & Gabbana.
“The Book Club” is composed of a dense green jungle, embellished with leaves, beads and dried flowers. A menagerie of primates gather to listen to a storyteller reading a book on a swing made of vines.
Another enticing visual presentation is “The Winter Garden” encompassing the grand entrance to an extravagant verdigris greenhouse. A giant pair of praying mantis scultures flank the entrance with a butterfly catcher centered in the middle.