bergdorf windows

When it comes to window dressing Fifth Avenue sets the bar and very few displays compare to Bergdorf Goodman’s recent Met Costume Institute inspired theme.



Oscar de la Renta

We were so lucky to to be in town during the two week display which paid homage to the new Charles James exhibit that debuted during this month’s Met Ball. Bergdorf asked several contemporary designers to contribute their own designs inspired by the British couturier, interpreting his penchant for architectural precision from their own design perspectives. The result is breathtaking. On a beautiful spring Saturday it was a challenge to wedge myself up to the crowded windows so I could take some pictures…couldn’t wait to start sketching!

img097Zac Posen

The displays were constructed with an atmosphere evoking a 1940s dress salon. Is there anything more glamorous than that? The world was changing and women’s fashion was evolving. Personally, I find the style of these dresses to be the most flattering to every female form. Just enough exposure and just enough left for the imagination. And how about those long silk gloves and vintage feather boa? I need some of those


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