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To the delight of those who fear stepping into a store Fashion's Night Out (for the damage it would do to their credit cards) and to the entertainment of tourists who have no idea what's going on, it seems many stores are opting to animate their windows. Lacrosse players showering in the windows at Gant, Janelle Monae performing at Ralph Lauren...but what does Bergdorf Goodman have up their sleeves for their prime 5th Avenue property?
Famous for their dramatic and heavily accessorized windows, Bergdorf's is keeping mostly mum on their plans for Friday night, except for this, which they posted yesterday evening to their blog:
Watch Mr. Douglas Little Wax Poetic as he creates a ball gown from hand-dripped molten wax. Rumor has it Mr. Little has more tricks up his clever sleeves: he’s pursuing Gilty Pleasures as two fair ladies sit in a golden, 18th-century salon and spin straw into?yes, gold and pushing ink in Poked Through that’s a bit of forced perspective starring the singular Selene Luna and a tattoo artist who will ink a dress that Mr. Little designed.
They go on to mention a video installation, live high-speed haircutting from Edward Tricomi and some sort of puppetry, but hold up?let's go back to that wax dress thing. Hopefully it's safe to have open flame of a candle in the BG windows, and hopefully it doesn't get too hot in there, because this sounds pretty awesome. No other details are available, but now that Fashion's Night Out is only 24 hours away, we think we can wait to see for ourselves.
· Curtain Call: FNO on Fifth Avenue [5th/58th]
· The Racked Guide to Fashion's Night Out 2010 [Racked NY]