Today I am looking at the holiday window displays at Bergdorf Goodman. In particular, the spectacular rotating mirrored starburst used in the fifth window. I’ve always been fascinated with the amazing holiday window displays around the world. Every year I look forward to seeing what is featured.
The holiday windows at Bergdorf Goodman, a true New York spectacle, continue their renowned tradition of high fantasy, dramatic surprises, extraordinary fashion, and captivating storytelling. The 2012 windows, entitled “BG Follies of
2012,” are inspired by the lavish performances of American popular entertainment of the 1920’s and 30’s– the Jazz Age. The windows evoke the glorious era of Art Deco theater palaces re-creating the sumptuous atmosphere of the Ziegfeld Follies, the verve of Busby Berkeley’s Hollywood musicals, and the bounce of Vaudeville revues. David Hoey, Senior Director of Visual Presentation and his team devote an entire year to the roduction of the holiday windows. The windows will officially unveil on Monday, November 19th with one preview window Friday, November 16th. They will remain on display through Thursday, January 3, 2013…
… “The Mirror Kaleidoscope” is the Grand Finale of the BG Follies of 2012. Twin showgirls are presented downstage, while a colossal, rotating, mirrored starburst rotates behind them. The multiple layers of this starburst contain nearly one thousand individual beveled mirrors. Each successive layer of the starburst rotates in an opposite direction from the layer behind, creating an extraordinary kaleidoscopic effect. The mannequins’ matching gowns, studded in mirrors and rhinestones, were specially commissioned from Naeem Khan.
– Bergdorf Goodman
This video by The Coveteur shows the making of the windows and gives you a view of the rotating mirror in action.
This video by Elizabeth Faraone is a slideshow of all of the windows (Acts). Notice the mirrored clothing on the mannequins in The Mirror Kaleidoscope window. Wow!
And finally, this video shows all of the windows including The Mirror Kaleidoscope. The adorable commentary will make you think you are in NYC in person.