The Windows at Bergdorf Goodman
NEW YORK, NY - Bergdorf Goodman is one store in one city providing one singular luxury experience.
The Bergdorf Goodman department store is famous for display windows that are overflowing with unusual objects, arresting images, and ambiguous, psychologically charged situations.
Linda Fargo and David Hoey, along with a daredevil team of collaborators, have regularly conjured a mind-boggling array of possibilities in these windows.
Always presenting provocative ideas, memorable images, and intriguing objects, Bergdorf’s windows are a true delight to view on the streets of New York City.
Recently, Assouline announced their latest title, Windows at Bergdorf Goodman: Special Edition, which features exquisite never before seen images of the iconic Bergdorf Goodman windows. Presented in an luxury slipcase format, this edition of one of Assouline’s most celebrated titles is a collectors’ item for lovers of art, fashion, whimsical fantasy, and more.
Bergdorf Goodman, founded by master tailors Edwin Goodman and Herman Bergdorf, is located on the corner of New York’s Fifth Avenue and 58th Street, the former site of the Cornelius Vanderbilt mansion. There is only one Bergdorf Goodman in the world: The pinnacle of style, service, and inspiration since 1901.
New York loves a spectacle, and each holiday season one of the best spectacles is the elaborate windows at Bergdorf Goodman that attract thousands of New Yorkers and visitors every year. The anticipation is sustained year-round by innovative window displays that do far more than herald the changing winds of fashion.
Bergdorf Goodman’s windows are legendary for their artistry, detail, smart references, and sly visual humor. Who could forget the Dada-inspired upside-down display of summer 2006, or the extraordinary white paper sculpture dreamscape from holiday 2000?
The surreal worlds conjured behind the glass are as varied and fully realized as a three-ring traveling circus, a Louis XIV confectionary, and an Edwardian portrait sitting-artistic visions created by the Visual Department of Bergdorf Goodman.
Like the best advertising and the best art, the windows’ statements are nothing if not memorable. Says the store’s director of visual presentation, David Hoey, "We’re drawn to extremes here. Minimalism is great. Maximalism too. What we avoid is medium-ism."
The new Assouline volume presents the best of the past decade of memorable tableaux-sidewalk shadow boxes, you could say-in a covetable collector’s edition.
Windows at Bergdorf Goodman: Special Edition is available for purchase at ASSOULINE boutiques worldwide and through www.assouline.com.
Direct link to product page: http://www.assouline.com/windows-at-bergdorf-goodman.html
Windows at Bergdorf Goodman: Special Edition Photographs by Ricky Zehavi and John Cordes
Foreword by David Hoey
Introduction by Linda Fargo
Essay by Thomas Hine
11½ x 14½ in - 29.2 x 36.8 cm |
300 pages | over 250 illustrations |
hardcover in a luxury slipcase
ISBN: 9781614280828 |
$250 - €210 - £170
Available November/December 2012