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Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Christmas Window Tour 2016

It's been a while since my last post (life intervened), but I couldn't miss sharing our annual Christmas Window Tour.  We started at Barney's, which invited a few designers to each do a window; these were my favorites.

This is a suit designed by Nick Cave, the fiber artist and performer.


A fun sculpture by Job Smeets and Nynke Tyangel.

One of the stars that hangs above 5th Avenue.

Then it was down to Bergdorf Goodman, which went green for the holidays...literally.

One green window

Detail of the model's skirt

A tapestry squirrel

The next window showed an interesting perspective.

Some of the merchandise in the store that caught my eye.

That's one big bunny

Hope you aren't afraid of bugs.


Another interesting window


After Bergdorf's, it was a walk down 5th Avenue. 

Harry Winston

One of their windows

Unfortunately, the usual festive atmosphere on 5th Avenue was missing as many stores were boarded up for renovation or were just displaying merchandise and here's the reason why.

Police van in the security zone around Trump Tower

No, I am not dissing our NYPD, but the closing of Trump Tower meant that people couldn't get to stores in the security zone.  Tiffany's gave up completely and announced in November that they would not be decorating their windows.  Even Trump Tower looked like it was closed for business.

Luckily, the area around Rockefeller Center was hopping.  Saks did an impressive live display on the face of their building.

Part of the show

Then we slogged our way through the crowds to see the Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center.

Rockefeller Center

After that, it was down to Lord and Taylor.

The theme was nature this year.

Another window with squirrels

Raccoons teasing sleeping foxes.

My favorite window was the one with the geese.

Our last stop was Macy's.

The big white bunny in the window was actually a projection that changed into other animals.

Close-up for all of the mushroom lovers

Another window

It took me a bit to figure out that this was a huge reindeer with elves on his antlers.

This window was a giant pinball machine that could be controlled by people watching the game.

That was our tour for this year.  Not as long as some years, but we enjoyed all of the decorations.