One of New York’s most iconic holiday experiences – The holiday windows at Bergdorf Goodman, continue their time honored tradition of enchanting visitors. The transporting theme of “Destination Extraordinary” displayed on Nov 15 2016, depict lush locals, unexpected landscapes, and verdant gardens in Bergdorf Goodman’s unique form of fantastical storytelling.
David Hoey, Senior Director of Visual Presentation, cite the paintings of Henri Rousseau and trips to the American Museum of Natural History as some of the inspirations for the larger-than-life scenes. “The windows are like magical realist versions of natural history museum dioramas,” Hoey says.
Six months in the making, the displays showcase the work of specialized artisans, with hand-painted backdrops and animals embellished with leaves, beads, and dried flowers. To reflect the theme, each window depicts a unique imagined destination.
Visit 5th and 58th to experience their legendary holiday windows now through January 2, 2017. You can view the video below: