NY, NY (5th Ave/Midtown)
There are two iconic events each year here in Manhattan that herald in the holiday season. The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, and the Bergdorf Goodman holiday window displays. Both the tree and the windows are in their “preparation” stage, meaning that we New Yorkers are in our “waiting” stage, but last night, thanks to the graciousness of Mr David Hoey and the muscle of Mr Shane Ruth, the tarps were pulled aside and I was granted a peek at four of the upcoming Bergdorf beauties—thousands of stunning mirrored mosaic tiles, gorgeous metal workings, incredible yarn art, and intricate paper sculptures, all creating exquisite fantasy worlds.
11:00pm on a school night, and the two were still hard at work. Shane was the more relaxed of the two now that his Mens windows across the street were complete and open to the public (which I will be posting tomorrow). David, on the other hand, was still in overdrive with the Womens. But, as you can ascertain from these photos, the long journey to unveiling (18 months of painstaking, hand-crafted detail for some of these windows) is, thankfully for the waiting masses, right around the corner. Always the perfectionist, these windows are an obsession for Mr Hoey, and, after catching a glimpse of what the corner holds in store, it is guaranteed that fans and passers-by alike will not be disappointed by what his fervor and passion will be bringing forth.
This is just a glimpse to whet your appetite. Stay tuned for a proper gallery showing along with credits and stories once the windows are fully unveiled. Better yet, come see them in person. Enjoy!
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