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Nothing says Christmastime in New York like department store holiday windows—the fanciful works of art and creative whim, always months and months in the making. This year, the team behind Barneys amazing displays has allowed Racked photographer Daniel Krieger to go behind the scenes, capturing their work in a four-part photo essay. We're excited, you're excited; let's get to the images. Below is part four: the unveiling.
Part 4, 11/16/2008: Last night, Barneys held their Peace + Love: Have a Hippie Holiday window unveiling. Newsman Tom Brokaw, sporting a flowered tie and a peace-sign scarf, cut the ribbon (he has a new book out titled, Boom! Voices of the Sixties), Simon Doonan spoke, there was a special Barneys-branded VW Beetle. A full gallery of the eye-popping windows, more than a year in the works, is above.
· A Very Barneys Christmas: The Set Up! [Racked]
· A Very Barneys Christmas: Packing Up! [Racked]
· A Very Barneys Christmas: Doonan's Hippy Holiday! [Racked]