Wish You Were Here, Bergdorf Goodman 2010 Holiday Windows

I might not live in NYC but Bergdorf Goodman were nice enough to send me pictures and information about their 2010 holiday windows called Wish You Were Here.

Wish You Were Here, Bergdorf Goodman 2010 Holiday Windows
The Scenic Route

Reminiscent of a patinated Vaudeville stage set, “The Scenic Route” features an antique caboose pulling out of the station. A hand painted moving backdrop animates the scene while a mannequin dressed in an Oscar de la Renta gown makes her exit stage right.

Wish You Were Here, Bergdorf Goodman 2010 Holiday Windows
Full Speed Ahead

“Full Speed Ahead” takes viewers inside a ship rolling gently on a sea voyage. Amidst a lavish collection of nautical antiques, a mannequin clad in a one-of-a-kind striped outfit by designer Naeem Khan keeps company with an international cadre of miniature antique sailors..

Wish You Were Here, Bergdorf Goodman 2010 Holiday Windows
Day Tripping

“Day Tripping” invites viewers to come along for a spur-of-the-moment jaunt to the moon. The glittery lunar dreamscape is inspired by the 1902 silent film, “Le Voyage Dans La Lune” by Georges Melies, plus a generous dose of mid-century touches a la Flash Gordon and an aquatic nod to Jules Verne.

Wish You Were Here, Bergdorf Goodman 2010 Holiday Windows
A Guided Tour

In “A Guided Tour,” a gigantic gold and ivory wooden Pegasus set against a hand painted medieval-style mural illustrates an especially glamorous method of air travel.

Wish You Were Here, Bergdorf Goodman 2010 Holiday Windows
Ready For Takeoff

In the final window a Victorian-style flying machine has been inventively concocted out of bicycle and carriage parts and components from a vintage hot air balloon. Attended by a team of uniformed simian grease monkeys, it’s clearly “Ready For Takeoff.”

There is also a video about the making of the windows.

images: courtesy of Bergdorf Goodman

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By Anita Clarke

Anita Clarke is an Engineering Storyteller and the founder of the fashion blog “I want – I got.” She was one of the first and most prominent online fashion writers in Toronto and Canada.

1 comment

  1. I’m speechless – these windows are absolutely breathtaking. The amount of detail and feeling in each one is astounding. I wish I could see them in person!

    Plus, the video is adorable. 🙂

    Thanks for sharing!!

    -Lindy from FabulousSavings.ca

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