Tuesday, November 27, 2012

The BG FOLLIES of 2012

It is this time of the year again...Bergdorf Goodman Holiday windows and this time again I was mesmerized. The windows unfold across five acts, called The BG Follies of 2012, the windows were inspired by entertainments such as the Ziegfeld Follies, Vaudeville revues and Busby Berkeley’s Hollywood musicals of the 1930s. 

David Hoey directing his visual team before the unveiling, and I was very happy to thanks him for the joy that his windows bring.

The night I was there they were still working on "Follies in Miniature," starring tiny antique mannequins from the 1940s.

Act V is an homage to Busby Berkeley’s overhead kaleidoscopic camera shot seen in Footlight Parade.To complement the mirrored effect in this duo act are two custom-created gowns from Naeem Khan

Act IV,highlights 24 plaster dogs performing every trick under the sun and feature a runway look from Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen’s Spring 2013 runway collection.  

Called Naughty and Nice, Act II is a tribute to burlesque performer Sally Rand, inventor of the risque fan dance.

Act I, is a black and white homage to Marilyn Monroe in Billy Wilder’s Some Like It Hot (complete with silver ukulele)

One time more David Hoey and his team proved to be the best of the best. Stores around the world should take notice, looking at you sad French department stores...

Pierre Candra

Friday, November 23, 2012

RUGBY NYC Xmas windows

With the announcement earlier this month of the closing of Ralph Lauren Rugby division this may be the last Xmas windows we will see.

 Circus and Burlesque appear to be a big trend this year...

The inside of the store

A bientôt,
Pierre Candra

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Remember when we used to rush to Barneys downtown to discover Simon Doonan Holiday's windows ? Every time we were passing by we will discover a new whimsical and fun something that we had missed the previous time. We were never tired to look at them.

Well, this year you definitively know that Simon has nothing to do with the windows anymore and if you have seen the fun Disney cartoon on YouTube you don't need to rush to go see this windows as what you will see is the same movie in 2 of the windows, the 2 other one being an "Electric" light show of no interest.

To watch the cartoon go to

And here is a video of the "Electric" show

As you can tell not a fan... 

A bientôt,
Pierre Candra