The 2016 Bergdorf Goodman
The new Pantone color of the year, "GREENERY"
was seen everywhere infused in the holiday and store windows throughout New York City this week. My favorite display has long been over at Bergdorf Goodman on Fifth Avenue, and this year they promised a fantasy land of topiary and hedges infused with dream-like scenes and animals from far away lands. My camera caught all of it with the reflection of the city landscape looming behind. I love how the Plaza Hotel shines through the photos and gives us a glimpse of this extraordinary scene--a wonder to behold! Just steps from Trump Tower with protestors and camera crews, sprinkled with tourists and all awash in the twinkle of the holidays, New York City is reminded that our lives feel a bit surreal these days just weeks after the presidential election. However, we can certainly count on these fantastical holiday windows to keep us in the Christmas Spirit! This year, the windows were showing and celebrating the new Pantone color. I love the name Greenery, and it evokes a maze-like fantasy, and most importantly a sense of hope. This color prediction for 2017 by Pantone shows a spring green as if taken straight from a leaf. To view the makings of these extraordinary windows,
watch Behind The Scenes at Bergdorf Goodman.
A Lil' History of the Bergdorf Goodman
Herman Bergdorf was a French immigrant who opened a tailor shop in Union Square in 1899. He partnered with Edwin Goodman to create Bergdorf in 1906 and they moved to 32nd street building a reputation as couturiers. It is then that they introduced ready-to-wear fashion which soon became popular with French and American ladies of leisure. In 1928, Bergdorf moved to its present home on 58th street and fifth avenue in the beautiful Beaux-Arts style building, which is the former Cornelius Vanderbilt II mansion.
our annual tradition to see the windows together, with my friend and fellow designer and blogger, Carrie Leskowitz