Bergdorf Goodman unveiled their iconic Holiday window displays, employing acrobatic dancers to glide down from the department store’s rooftop to rip off the curtains. David Hoey, famed window designer and Bergdorf’s senior director of visual presentation, worked his magic once again, filling the ground floor windows around the theme of “Holidays on Ice.” Each window depicts a different holiday like July 4th, Valentine’s Day, Halloween, and April Fool’s Day. An Arbor Day window featured a giant tortoise beside an Alexander McQueen-clad mannequin. For April Fool’s, the window was composed upside-down, making onlookers do a double-take. Thom Browne, Valentino, Alaia, and Rodarte also make appearance in the windows, among many other iconic designers that represent the store.
For the Fourth of July, artisans created a 13-by-12-foot resin replica of a colonial building; meanwhile a parade of characters in red, white, and blue (dressed in Rodarte and Thom Browne NY Men’s) march in the foreground.
Halloween features a masquerade party in high Gothic style — a spider web studded with Swarovski crystals hovers over a towering model of the Vanderbilt house which once stood on the site of Bergdorf Goodman.
Preview: Holidays on Ice