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They’re Alive: Carnival of the Animals

Photograph by Ricky Zehavi

The ‘brass menagerie’ is full of tropical metal birds made in the 1970’s by artist Sergio Bustamante. Naeem Khan designed a dress specifically for the stylish songstress cooing in the window. Then dive into the deep end with the Aquarium window, with fish made by artist Brett Windham that are encrusted with mosaic tile, and rhinestones, gems, and sequins for good measure.

Photograph by Ricky Zehavi

There are enough inventive details that you’ll easily fill your camera’s memory card. And we haven’t even mentioned the Men’s Store — the animals have migrated there, too.  A bear, a barber shop, a TV showing a football game — it’s very smart.  It’s the season to enjoy the window’s vivid wit and fierce imagination, the animal kingdom reigns on Fifth.

Photograph by Ricky Zehavi

The paper window is a favorite — over 300 different papers used in black, gray, and white, used to make zebras, Dalmatians, and other monochrome animals.  There’s also a ‘North Pole Garden Party’ with upholstered animals, a very sweet polar bear, and a monkey about to pop open the champagne.

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