Bergdorf’s Holiday Windows

Monday, November 13, 2017

After 10 months of tireless work with papier-mache, neon, video, resin casting and fiber arts, the Bergdorf Goodman holiday windows will be revealed on Tuesday, November 14th.

In a love letter to New York City’s cultural institutions, seven window displays will feature the American Museum of Natural History, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Museum of the Moving Image, The New York Botanical Garden, New York Philharmonic, New York Historical Society and UrbanGlass. And AVENUE has an exclusive first look at all seven display sketches.

David Hoey, Senior Director of Visial Presentation spearheaded the display, entitled, To New York With Love. “While exploring this theme, we knew the windows had to be dynamic and multilayered to evoke the excitement of New York today, while simultaneously celebrating the city’s past” said Hoey. “Our institutional partners provided an array of subject matter to inspire us, so we crafted a completely different type of window for each organization. And since we love putting on a show, we have made the windows kaleidoscopic and entertaining.”

In addition to their stunning window displays, Bergdorf Goodman in partnership with the institutions celebrated, is offering exclusive, one-of-a-kind cultural experiences like a custom class from The New York Botanical Garden for creating floral designs, and a chance to see Oscar-winning film Amadeus projected on a giant screen while the New York Philharmonic performs the Mozart sound track live. In addition to the cultural experiences, the partnership between Bergdorf Goodman and these NYC institutions has yielded incredible gifts by fashion houses and designers like Loro Piana, Adam Lippes, KITH, Lorraine Schwartz and David Webb.

The American Museum of Natural History’s gifts include a butterfly clutch from Silvia Furmanovich and three unique glass sculptures by UrbanGlass artists Rob Wynne, Rob Pruitt, Keith Sonnier and Lynda Benglis. A percentage of the retail price of these gifts will be donated to the corresponding institution.

Purchases of these exclusive gifts and experiences are through Sunday, December 24th, but the holiday windows will remain displayed on the corner of 5th Avenue and 58th Street until January 3rd.


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