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Bergdorf Goodman Spring 2014 “Art Matters” window (above), wallpaper by Adam Parker Smith

A few days ago I blogged about the beautiful store windows of Bergdorf Goodman, and as promised, here’s a few more of my favorites! First up are the spring 2014 “Art Matters” windows (pictured above and below). For this set of windows BG commissioned 10 artists to design 10 windows for the store celebrating “Art” as their muse. I especially love the image with custom wallpaper by artist Adam Parker Smith (above). The wallpaper was created by arranging hundreds of tiny 3D objects together to create a patterned wallpaper. The picture doesn’t really do it justice as I was lucky enough to see this in person. Also the clothes displayed in the window matched the concept so perfectly. If you’re digging the look of this, check out Flat Vernacular’s wallpaper that follows the same idea. Moving along, I love the series of mannequin-inspired windows (further below), as I’m obsessed with mannequins!! From all my jobs in fashion/retail, I’m surrounded by mannequins and there’s just something about them. They’re a little bit creepy and a little bit fun. So I love that BG created a series of windows with mannequins as a focal point. Lastly, I wanted to share BG’s holiday windows celebrating Halloween + Jason Wu. How great are the masks? I like how BG takes one idea (like Halloween masks) and fleshes them out in different ways: masks printed and titled on paper, lots of small mask gridded on a wall, etc etc. Great right? Hope you enjoyed this second look into the legendary store windows of Bergdorf Goodman. Get into it.

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Tom Ford “Art Matters” window above.

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Mannequin-inspired windows (above and below). Love how BG took this idea and presented it so many ways.

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Love this series of windows, what a playful way to present Halloween windows. I just wish these photos had been taken during the day!

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Bergdorf Goodman store in NYC - Inspired by The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
Bergdorf Goodman windows inspired by The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling (above).

Last fall I blogged about Bergdorf Goodman’s windows celebrating Diana Vreeland’s Memos book, and since then I’ve become more and more obsessed with their store windows. There is probably no store in the world as highly regarded as BG for their store windows. Most are truly custom art installations showcasing clothing from the best (and most exclusive) fashion designers in the world. This week I’m going to share a few of my (many) favorites. If you want to read more about their windows, BG has a section of their blog decided to just their windows here. Also check out the documentary Scatter my Ashes at Bergdorf’s which documents the history of this legendary department store and follows the creation of their iconic Holiday windows. Now that my working world is consumed with all things retail and window design, I can now fully appreciate the skill, design and planning that goes into creating these works of art. So next time you’re on 5th Avenue in NYC, check out Bergdorf’s window – you’ll be happy you did!

Bergdorf Goodman Window celebrating the Year of the Dragon

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These typographic balloons are everything (above). I’m betting these windows inspired J.Crew’s store opening windows in London (above & below).

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For these windows, BG partnered with paper artist Sean Slaney to create these BEAUTIFUL windows (above & below).

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Book lovers unite! BG celebrates its favorite tomes with a special exhibition of vintage books featuring hundreds of books hand-selected from the Seventh Floor’s The Cary Collection (above and below).

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Love this analog/Television-inspired window (above).

Hope you love these windows as much as I do. Stay tuned for more BG windows this week!

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The moment I’ve been waiting for has finally come! Last March, I blogged about the Diana Vreeland documentary The Eye Has To Travel and the infamous office memos she wrote during her reign as editor in chief of Vogue magazine. I discovered that some years ago, Visionaire Magazine published a collection of said memos in their Issue 37, and I’d only been able to find a handful of them online. With the issue itself being incredible rare and selling for hundreds of dollars, I thought, how great would it be if someone published all of her memos. What a great book that would make! Well it finally happened, today you can buy Memos: The Vogue Years and I couldn’t be more excited to get my hands on a copy.

Vreeland’s official site writes, “Memos offers an extraordinary compilation of more than 250 pieces of Vreeland’s personal correspondence—most published here for the first time, and personally selected by Vreeland’s grandson, Alexander Vreeland. Her vibrant letters to photographers, including Richard Avedon, Cecil Beaton, Horst P. Horst, Norman Parkinson, and Snowdon, explain the genesis of some of Vogue’s most celebrated stories. Photographs from the magazine illustrate the memos, showing Vreeland’s boundless imagination, prescience, and ability to elicit inspiration when assigning photographers work. While her memos and letters to and about designers—Cristobal Balenciaga, Coco Chanel, Oscar de la Renta, Valentino Garavani, Guccio Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Diane von Furstenberg—give the reader an intimate education in fashion.”

 

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V Magazine published a collection of her memos online here.
You can see more below.

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Letter to Balenciaga (above).

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Freckles on the models …  (above).

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The year of the ribbon (above).

In celebration of the book’s release, Bergdorf Goodman created a beautiful window installation at their store here in NYC, and I took a few pictures below. The pictures don’t truly do the windows justice, so if you’re in NYC, stop by Bergdorfs this week and see them in person!

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Ugh this woman!

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Before Anna Wintour there was Diana Vreeland, she essentially created the role of fashion editor in today’s fashion magazines. She really was such an inspiring and modern woman. Watch her documentary and then pick up this book.
You won’t be disappointed. Get into it!

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