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The holiday season isn't just about conspicuous consumption. It's also about showy trimmings—brightly-printed wrapping paper, glossy ornaments, strings of lights. The most refined seasonal decorations are the ephemeral pieces of art cropping up in the windows of major department stores. Throughout the week, we'll be showcasing some of the most elaborate public displays for your viewing pleasure; up to bat today is Bergdorf Goodman.
[Photos by Krieger; click to enlarge]
It's hard to really capture in photos just how beautiful the extravagant, colorful and gilded window displays at Bergdorf Goodman are this year. Sayeth Krieger, "Bergdorf was by far the most amazing thing out there...the windows were unreal. People were really standing around staring at them." Bergdorf's theme was the elements (earth, air, fire, water, light); the displays pay homage to famous designer Tony Duquette who passed away in 1999.
· Bergdorf Goodman [Official Site]