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"We need to buy more colorful clothes!" we exclaimed as we rounded Fifth Avenue last night. Maybe it's spring, or maybe it's the weather, but we're pretty sure it's Bergdorf Goodman's new window displays.
Designed in honor of New York Fashion Week, the windows feature mannequins wearing hats that look like gingko leaves and outfits by Gianfranco Ferré, Vera Wang, Kaufman Frango and Giambattista Valli in front of a wall of blonde hair behind a hanging net of knotted red tresses. Our favorite is the candy-colored display with blocks exclaiming "Tweet Once," "Sound Off," "Tell Story," etc. behind hyper-colorful looks by Roberto Cavalli, Proenza Schouler, Lanvin, Alexander McQueen, and Jay Ahr.
The next two windows celebrate texture with fur-topped mannequins wearing woven and lace dresses by Balmain, Diane von Furstenberg, Victoria Beckham and Catherine Malandrino, and graphic prints on headless mannequins wearing bold, patterned clothes by 3.1 Phillip Lim, Vera Wang, Andrew Gn, and Jason Wu.
The final Fifth Avenue-facing window is filled with a wall of crimson ostrich feathers making a fitting backdrop for the most dramatic looks by Gucci, Givenchy, Rodarte, Marc Jacobs, and Balenciaga. The Rodarte dress takes center stage, which presents a good opportunity to get really close and examine their touted craftsmanship up close.
· Bergdorf Goodman's Window Memorial to Alexander McQueen [Racked NY]
· All In the Window Coverage [Racked NY]