Bergdorf’s Holiday Windows Conjure a ‘Carnival of the Animals’

The holiday windows were created by David Hoey, Bergdorf’s director of visual presentation, and his design team. Above, Detail of the North Pole Garden Party window.

NEW YORK—Bergdorf Goodman has outdone itself again this year, creating a series of spectacular holiday windows called “Carnival of the Animals.” The concept pairs premiere designer gowns with species from throughout the animal kingdom. The densely curated windows feature color- and material-themed tableaus including an blue mosaic “aquarium” and intricately cut paper sculptures in a black, gray and white environment.

All photos by Arts Observer

The North Pole Garden Party window features a gown and cape by J. Mendel.

The deep blue Aquarium window includes sparkly fish adorned with gems, mosaic tiles and sequins by artist Brett Windham.

Detail of the Aquarium window featuring a gown by Alexander McQueen.

Detail of the Wood window which features an ensemble by Pringle of Scotland, Valentino and Celine.

Detail of Wood window includes a vintage toy doll and horse.

More than 300 kinds of paper were used to create this window which features a zebra, a white peacock and monkeys.

Detail of Paper window, dress by Marchesa and coat by J. Mendel.

Detail of the Paper window shows two monkey heads.

Detail of the Paper window which includes bumblebees and a honeycomb crafted from the pages of a book.

This Brass Menagerie features a gown by Naeem Khan and metal tropical birds made by Sergio Bustamante in the 1970s.

The holiday windows were unveiled on Nov. 21.

The store’s surrounding windows also relate to the animal theme. Several feature mannequins in gowns and tuxedoes, with some wearing animal heads. Above, dress by Monique Lhuillier.

From left, gowns by Tom Ford and Marchesa.

From left, gowns by Naeem Khan, Marchesa and CD Greene.

The window displays include antique, large-format cameras provided by Lens & Repro. Below, gown by Marchesa.

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